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Possible meteorite?

Postby alspanther » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:20 pm

Hi there,
Would just like to know your thoughts on this rock I found with my metal detector. Approx. 8lbs in weight, slightly magnetic. Thank you!
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Re: Possible meteorite?

Postby Barwellian » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Interesting stone...does not look like any meteorite I have ever seen...I doubt it is one. Nothing suggests it is as most of the features are contradictory...eg dark interior with light outside....nearly all meteorites are dark on the outside and lighter inside. If it is slightly magnetic then it would have a dark crust due to the iron content. Only recourse would be to see if anyone would do a proper scientific analysis. These days I don't write off anything as there are so many unusual meteorites being found that can contradict traditional views.

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more pics

Postby alspanther » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:47 pm

a few more pics here, showing what I think could be flow lines...any opinions??
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Re: Possible meteorite?

Postby Barwellian » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:57 am

Pretty sure it is a terrestrial stone...they are not flow lines and look like formed from the internal structure.
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Re: Possible meteorite?

Postby alspanther » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:00 pm

Ok, thanks for your comment, guess I will have to keep looking!
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Re: Possible meteorite?

Postby Barwellian » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Well they are definitely out there somewhere...just very difficult to find and identify in temperate climates....definitely keep looking...good luck.

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