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#1 ChadAlanRowe

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:44 PM

<p>These two beautiful meteorites were found a little under four feet apart from one another, at a depth of about 3 1/2 feet. Just a couple of the many from my discovery of the strewnfield. The smaller of the two is 13lbs. And the larger of the two is 25lbs. I'm really quite humbled by this blessing God has bestowed upon me. I have now begun the process of cleaning, and stripping them bare, restoring them to their EXTRATERRESTRIAL condition, accentuating their true beauty.</p>

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#2 ChadAlanRowe

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:07 PM

Why do you think these are meteorites? It looks strongly like a slag to me. The inside cut surface shouldn't look like that and the outer surface doesn't look right either. It's very likely a slag. 

 

Just to be on the safe side, take the cut portion to a planetary scientist or planetary geologist at a university that has a good geoscience or space science department and have a qualifed person look at it in hand. 

 

It's always impossible to tell 100% for certain from photos alone, so I could be wrong and I would gladly eat my hat if I am. I would love to have you or anybody find a new iron, but the odds are astronomical and this doesn't look right.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:54 AM

They suspiciously look like slag to these eyes also. Hard to tell for sure without a proper inspection/test. Please provide details of results when available, would love to know.

 Have you considered the possibility that your strewn field was actually part of a now defunct blacksmiths shop? Ohio has a very rich history in such operations, they were everywhere, as outlined in articles like this … https://www.jstor.or.../40968062?seq=1



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:32 AM

I may not know what a meteorite looks like but I worked in a steel plant for some years and I know what slag looks like.

This looks just like slag.


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