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#1 unfindable

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Posted 21 January 2024 - 10:22 AM

Hello everyone

 

I was rockhounding again and have found a unuasual rock fragment which i can't indentify. It seems to be a sort of breccia with some rust/oxedization and black shiny material. Is this fragment meteorite related? is does not atract a magnet.

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Edited by unfindable, 21 January 2024 - 10:54 AM.


#2 Andrew's Astronomy

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Posted 29 January 2024 - 09:51 PM

No, Meteorites have no crystals. 



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Posted 30 January 2024 - 08:54 AM

No, Meteorites have no crystals. 

Not strictly true. Although in this case, correct. Olivine crystals are present in pallasites; taenite and kamacite crystals are integral to almost all irons. There are other examples, but the main point here is that Andrew is correct in his assessment that this particular specimen is not a meteorite.

 

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Edited by lee14, 30 January 2024 - 12:02 PM.



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