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#1 unfindable

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 08:58 AM

Hello everyone, i stumbled on this puppy. what do you think lunar meteorite???More photo's if requested

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:03 AM

Bought it/found it/literally tripped over it?



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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:09 AM

Looks like just a rock. What facts lead you to think it might be a meteorite?


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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:19 AM

Bought it/found it/literally tripped over it?

tripped over it, and i love breccia's
 



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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:20 AM

Looks like just a rock. What faxts lead you to think it might be a meteorite?

have you ever googled: lunar breccia meteorite


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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:24 AM

here more photo's

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 09:55 AM

Thing is man, meteorites are exceedingly rare. You could go 1000 lifetimes kicking rocks and never find one. You're not going to find one just lying around, unless you're in antarctica! Or Mars, it seems.


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Posted 30 January 2024 - 10:08 AM

Thing is man, meteorites are exceedingly rare. You could go 1000 lifetimes kicking rocks and never find one. You're not going to find one just lying around, unless you're in antarctica! Or Mars, it seems.

Why not, if your very lucky it is very well possible. And i spend every day rock hunting in every possible location. I do realize that if this is a meteorite this would be a world premiere. But it has happend that some ordenary person found a rare meteorite especialy farmers like the angrite that was found.


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Posted 30 January 2024 - 10:22 AM

Breccia are formed with angular broken fragments bound into a relatively fine grained matrix. Though it may be an interesting or attractive rock, this is neither breccia nor a lunar meteorite.

 

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Posted 30 January 2024 - 01:13 PM

Why not, if you’re very lucky it is very well possible. And i spend every day rock hunting in every possible location. I do realize that if this is a meteorite this would be a world premiere. But it has happend that some ordenary person found a rare meteorite especialy farmers like the angrite that was found.

Haven’t seen you hunting in my neighborhood. Keep on looking , you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket but there is only one winner for every  Xmillion sold .  gaah.gif



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Posted 30 January 2024 - 01:18 PM

Haven’t seen you hunting in my neighborhood. Keep on looking , you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket but there is only one winner for every  Xmillion sold .  gaah.gif

what ever makes you sleep at night, at least i try



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Posted 30 January 2024 - 01:38 PM

Breccia are formed with angular broken fragments bound into a relatively fine grained matrix. Though it may be an interesting or attractive rock, this is neither breccia nor a lunar meteorite.

 

Lee

I have checked the stone with a well known geologist in the netherlands and this is the mail: 

"Hi a,

First of all, you speak of a breccia and not breccia. That's foreign. Yes, it seems that way. Nice thing.

On Tue Jan 30, 2024 at 6:33 PM ........<a.....@gmail.com> wrote:

    Hi Harry, is this a breccia?"

 

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 07:03 AM

Hello everyone, i think it was wishfull thinking on my part with this rock. so a cool rock but no meteorite. I also look at a garden centre in steel boxes with stones which are from a region in the Netherlands. And found  weird rock with metal in it. Will post it later.



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Posted 04 February 2024 - 02:51 PM

cut specimen

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 04:49 AM

it has square crystals inside the matrix so sadly no meteorite.



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Posted 19 February 2024 - 05:32 AM

another possible lunar??

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Posted 19 February 2024 - 10:25 AM

Why do you think it's lunar, if a meteorite at all? Is it because the color and texture reminds one of craters, mare, and rills?

 

There was a time when the color and shape of a plant gave clear and incontrovertible proof of its intended medicinal use...



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Posted 19 February 2024 - 02:24 PM

Why do you think it's lunar, if a meteorite at all? Is it because the color and texture reminds one of craters, mare, and rills?

 

There was a time when the color and shape of a plant gave clear and incontrovertible proof of its intended medicinal use...

it matches with lunar meteorites from the lunar meteorite list, washington university. Here is a photo of NWA 8022 notice the same craquele patern.

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Posted 25 February 2024 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 26 February 2024 - 08:56 AM

Hello everyone, here an update of the stone on the last photo's. I have asked allot of experts on earth rocks and geology and they are all puzzled about this rock and no one knows  exactly what it is. I asked a Moroccan friend who has a rock shop and he said it looks allot like a meteorite. The fragmented area has allot of similarities with the lunar basalt meteorite 14188. and i have made a better photo of the whole stone for the people who like this topic.

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Posted 26 February 2024 - 06:57 PM

"All possible experts."

 

That's a lot of experts! I'm surprised you managed to track them all down in one lifetime, never mind a week.

 



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Posted 27 February 2024 - 02:36 AM

"All possible experts."

 

That's a lot of experts! I'm surprised you managed to track them all down in one lifetime, never mind a week.

 

I mis formulated and mented te say i asked alot of experts, and yes i have my connections and a network


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Posted 02 March 2024 - 06:14 AM

I am no expert - but these look more liker terrestrial fault breccias with hydrothermally deposited mineral in some of the cracks. There is no evidence of aerodynamic heating, modification of the outer surface and no fusion crust. I would probably go for terrestrial. 


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Posted 02 March 2024 - 08:05 AM

I am no expert - but these look more liker terrestrial fault breccias with hydrothermally deposited mineral in some of the cracks. There is no evidence of aerodynamic heating, modification of the outer surface and no fusion crust. I would probably go for terrestrial. 

I think that's an accurate assessment. The candidate images are quite good, the detail is well resolved, and the similarities between it and the NWA 8022 are intriguing. If you enlarge the images though, the likelihood of hydrothermal mineral deposition appears to be the case. This is the problem encountered when photographs are the only available data in which to make a determination. 

 

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 12:18 PM

I think that's an accurate assessment. The candidate images are quite good, the detail is well resolved, and the similarities between it and the NWA 8022 are intriguing. If you enlarge the images though, the likelihood of hydrothermal mineral deposition appears to be the case. This is the problem encountered when photographs are the only available data in which to make a determination. 

 

Lee

Well after all the post i have done i know one thing for sure, meteorites are  extremely hard to find and are extremely rare. But by wrestling  through all the meteorwrongs i learn allot what not to look for and know what a real meteorite must have. I apreciate all the comments and have learned allot.


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