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#1 RichA

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:51 PM

I don't know meteorites. This rock (about 8 inches long in long dimension, 6lbs so not iron I'd guess) showed up at an antique sale.   Guy claimed it came from an estate.  But normally, something of this size would be known in Canada and would have been recorded, named.  Zoom-in by pressing "ORIGINAL" below the image.

 

https://pbase.com/an...image/169899503

 

 

 



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:22 PM

Well... if it's not a meteorite... someone sure went to a lot of trouble trying to make it look like one! Did you take a magnet to it? Without pedigree/certification... it's value would be worth way less than otherwise... even if it is real. If it's selling cheap, could be worth taking a chance. I'm no expert --- maybe one will chime in.    Tom



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:27 PM

Do meteorites usually have those parallel scratches on them? Those look like the marks left by a glacier.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:13 AM

If I am correct based on the features, that is a small piece that came off the "Meteorite" that Joe Dirt found. 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:54 AM

It's not a meteorite, but it appears to be a fossiliferous rock. Those structures on the surface look like bryzoans and crinoids.


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