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#1 vilgelm

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Posted 14 March 2024 - 05:17 PM

Hello to the entire respected community,
this stone was found on the city beach in Gelendzhik in 1982. The weight is 18 grams. The dimensions are in the attached photos. The density is 2.31 gr / сm3. There are inclusions of rusty metal throughout the stone. Do you think it's a meteorite?

Sincerely, Stan.

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#2 vilgelm

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Posted 14 March 2024 - 05:22 PM

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Posted 14 March 2024 - 06:15 PM

Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 07:02 PM

Nope, looks like a piece of slag or something. Cool looking thing but not a meteorite. 



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Posted 14 March 2024 - 07:05 PM

I kind of agree with you about jewelry, but if it is.  Looking at it, I would think it is not anything modern.  Which that in itself would make worth investigating even more.  Now, could it have been jewelry that was made from a meter?  That is possible I would think.  Didn't ancient civilizations make weapons and other things from meters?  Again, with that said. I think it is worth further investigation.Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom

 

To the O.P..  Why don't you take it to a university and have them look it over.

 

Dan


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 07:07 PM

Yep , cool looking . Not jewelry first impression from first picture looked like an early automobile key fob that has done some time in the ocean . Could be some slag of some sort is my GUESS .


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 08:23 PM

Got a magnet?  Most meteorites are magnetic. 



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 02:41 AM

Got a magnet?  Most meteorites are magnetic. 

Most of spoons and forks are magnetic and that doesn't mean they are meteorites.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 02:43 AM

Hello to the entire respected community,
this stone was found on the city beach in Gelendzhik in 1982. The weight is 18 grams. The dimensions are in the attached photos. The density is 2.31 gr / m3. There are inclusions of rusty metal throughout the stone. Do you think it's a meteorite?

Sincerely, Stan.

That's basalt.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 04:48 AM

Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom

 

Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom

Yes, I thought so too when I found it. Adder stone may be? The inclusions of metal must have looked very beautiful until they became covered with rust.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 04:56 AM

Nope, looks like a piece of slag or something. Cool looking thing but not a meteorite. 

There are doubts that this is just ordinary slag. Its entire surface is covered with a crust of melted metal, this is especially visible at the edges of the hole. Perhaps it is not so noticeable in the photo. Plus, if you look more closely at the third photo, you can see to the left of the hole a “metal rod” that goes through the entire stone.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:09 AM

There are doubts that this is just ordinary slag. Its entire surface is covered with a crust of melted metal, this is especially visible at the edges of the hole. Perhaps it is not so noticeable in the photo. Plus, if you look more closely at the third photo, you can see to the left of the hole a “metal rod” that goes through the entire stone.

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:18 AM

I kind of agree with you about jewelry, but if it is.  Looking at it, I would think it is not anything modern.  Which that in itself would make worth investigating even more.  Now, could it have been jewelry that was made from a meter?  That is possible I would think.  Didn't ancient civilizations make weapons and other things from meters?  Again, with that said. I think it is worth further investigation.Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom

 

To the O.P..  Why don't you take it to a university and have them look it over.

 

Dan

I agree with you. This is something ancient. I’m also inclined to think that in ancient times they could have made jewelry from something unusual. Although it may also be that at one time this hole was filled with a larger “metal rod”, and then this rod simply rusted thoroughly and crumbled.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:23 AM

I kind of agree with you about jewelry, but if it is.  Looking at it, I would think it is not anything modern.  Which that in itself would make worth investigating even more.  Now, could it have been jewelry that was made from a meter?  That is possible I would think.  Didn't ancient civilizations make weapons and other things from meters?  Again, with that said. I think it is worth further investigation.Looks like a found piece of jewelry?    Tom

 

To the O.P..  Why don't you take it to a university and have them look it over.

 

Dan

I was also thinking about taking this to the university for research. I think I will send it soon.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:30 AM

Yep , cool looking . Not jewelry first impression from first picture looked like an early automobile key fob that has done some time in the ocean . Could be some slag of some sort is my GUESS .

It really looks like an automobile key fob at first glance) There are doubts that it is slag or something similar.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:35 AM

Got a magnet?  Most meteorites are magnetic. 

It does not magnetize with a regular magnet. I didn't have a neodymium magnet at hand. I ordered it and will try it today.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:37 AM

Those are not meteorites. Meteorites do not have holes in them.

 

 

Got a magnet?  Most meteorites are magnetic. 

No! Do not test a sample with your own magnet! You ruin the sample.

 

Why you shouldn’t use magnets when looking for meteorites

A popular tool for identifying meteorites can destroy scientific information

https://www.sciencen...eteorites-space

 

A message to meteorite hunters: Put down your magnets!
A new study shows that simple hand magnets erase a meteorite’s magnetic memory.
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Publication Date: April 20, 2023

https://news.mit.edu...tic-memory-0420

 

Clear Skies,

Mike M.


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#18 vilgelm

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:44 AM

That's basalt.

Maybe. But there are still doubts.



#19 vilgelm

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 05:56 AM

Those are not meteorites. Meteorites do not have holes in them.

 

 

No! Do not test a sample with your own magnet! You ruin the sample.

 

Why you shouldn’t use magnets when looking for meteorites

A popular tool for identifying meteorites can destroy scientific information

https://www.sciencen...eteorites-space

 

A message to meteorite hunters: Put down your magnets!
A new study shows that simple hand magnets erase a meteorite’s magnetic memory.
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Publication Date: April 20, 2023

https://news.mit.edu...tic-memory-0420

 

Clear Skies,

Mike M.

Yes, I agree. But this hole could have been made by ancient people, and then worn as jewerly. Which is what I'm most inclined. 

 

Thank you for the information about the harms of using a magnet on samples.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 04:53 PM

It's not a meteorite or artifact. Just a cool rock with a hole in it. I find rocks like that all the time.


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#21 vilgelm

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Posted 19 March 2024 - 07:49 AM

Thanks to everyone who responded! Cheers.



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Posted 19 March 2024 - 09:25 AM

Thanks to everyone who responded! Cheers.

Oh man, you got to let us know if you get it is checked what it is!

 

Dan


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Posted 20 March 2024 - 06:08 AM

Oh man, you got to let us know if you get it is checked what it is!

 

Dan

No problem mate, i sent photos of this piece to our meteoritics institute and they reply that isn't a meteorite. Now I want to send a photo of this piece to the Institute of Archeology. I'll let you know what they answer.


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