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#1 AustinsMom

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

Meteorite

My Son found what we think is a meteorite on our new property. It is light weight and it does Not have magnetic properties

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Pumice?



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

By no means knowledgable on meteorites but most it appears to be heavy/dense. Iron ones are obviously a dense lump of iron of some form.

 

Only way I could think of a lightweight one is something like one that went bang over Russia a few years back. Could explode and end up in smaller bits and the meteor that went bang may have been less dense.

 

You will need a picture of it for anything further - odd to ask isn't there a meteorite section here, I cannot recall for sure.



#4 AustinsMom

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:15 PM

Thanks..I couldn't figure out how to upload a pic on my thread here but if you click on the photos in my profile..they are some

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:48 PM

Meteorite

My Son found what we think is a meteorite on our new property. It is light weight and it does Not have magnetic properties

 

Geology.com/meteorites/ site lists two properties of most meteorites that are contrary to your find. They are heavy and are magnetic due to high iron & nickel content. The site states a softball size meteorite will weigh around 5-6 lbs. Your find looks to be half that size so 2-3 lbs. 

 

Check out the site. 

 

Regards, Ed



#6 AustinsMom

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:38 PM

Thanks

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:19 PM

Where I grew up there were old train tracks.,That looks like the rock they used to build up the bed for the tracks.,We called them lava rocks.,They were light weight.,Any old tracks nearby.,



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:32 PM

Does kinda look pumice like. Or ewww petrified cow poo



#9 AustinsMom

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:44 PM

No train tracks near by...our property runs along the Appalachy river which starts from an under ground spring.


Edited by AustinsMom, 06 December 2018 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:46 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:47 PM

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