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Is this rock a Meteorite ?

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#1 wolf_woof

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

Hey

 

Thanks for taking the time to Read this

 

I usually keep my head down when im walking. and Im always scoping out Rocks. Kinda my thing just to pick one up and run home with it

 

However.. Noticed one beauty.

 

And So here is a pic..

 

 

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Also it does not contain any metals so its not magnetic. 



#2 ShaulaB

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:35 PM

Do you know a rockhound with a rock saw? It might have crystals inside.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

I'm no expert. But the Experts say that it would be vanishingly rare for a non-expert to just stumble across an interesting rock that turns out to be a meteorite.

 

On the other hand... the Entire Earth is just a big ball of (mostly reprocessed/repurposed) meteorites!

 

Here, the "Experts" leap in and point out that meteorites have to be fresh, unaltered (on the inside) to be called "meteorites." Nothing like a nice meteorite that hasn't yet expired.

 

Closely related: Is a melted Hershey's Kiss STILL a Hershey's Kiss... or just a blob of chocolate?

 

We leave that to the philosophers... and school-marms...  Tom



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:13 PM

Found this...

 

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#5 wolf_woof

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:31 PM

its neat looks like there definently is layers of corrosion

alot of the top layers easy to peal off


Edited by wolf_woof, 28 August 2018 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:34 AM

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I’m no expert but I do like rocks. I flipped through one of my rock and mineral books and I think this might be limonite. It matches the appearance of the photo and the description pretty much exactly.

Could also be a pseudomorph of hematite/limonite.

Edited by Arringar, 29 August 2018 - 01:47 AM.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:03 AM

Meteorites do not have to be 'fresh' to be labeled meteorites. While a fresh fusion crust can aid in identification, it's presence is not necessary for a specimen to be a meteorite. That's one reason part of the classification includes a weathering metric.

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:10 AM

The outer surface has clearly formed in several layers. Not fusion crust, and not a meteorite.

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:01 PM

"Is This Rock a Meteorite?"

 

Not likely, no. Keep looking up to find meteors. wink.gif




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