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    Is this possibly a meteorite?

    Was working in the backyard today and noticed this on the ground where some recent rain washed away the topsoil. I put it in my pocket thinking it was obsidian and washed it off later. I noticed it was not obsidian and took a magnet and the magnet sticks to it very good. I have not noticed iron ore looking like this before. Any thoughts are welcome. It weighs about 1/4 of an ounce according to my postal scale. That is about as accurate as I can tell of the weight for now. Thanks in advance, Tim
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    Re: Is this possibly a meteorite?

    assuming this has been scrubbed to remove dirt, it looks like some of the brenham (pallasite) nuggets we find. can't tell from a picture, a nickel test would be informative. in the case of brenham, the dark areas are oxidized iron-nickel. unless you live in a strewn field i'd guess that the odds of finding a meteorite in your backyard are one in several hundred thousand, so skeptical with hope. good stuff, thanks for posting. best wishes, don

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    Re: Is this possibly a meteorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by stimpson
    assuming this has been scrubbed to remove dirt, it looks like some of the brenham (pallasite) nuggets we find. can't tell from a picture, a nickel test would be informative. in the case of brenham, the dark areas are oxidized iron-nickel. unless you live in a strewn field i'd guess that the odds of finding a meteorite in your backyard are one in several hundred thousand, so skeptical with hope. good stuff, thanks for posting. best wishes, don
    Looked up the Brenham Pallasite nugget and yes it does kind of favor that a bit. Not too sure about this being a space rock but who knows. It is very different from anything I have ever found since I am kind of a rock hound. Wish I had a diamond saw I would take and cut it in half. Here are some more pics without the flash in the natural light I thought I would post and is shows, to me, more of the outer shiney characteristics of this piece. Thanks for your interest and hope Don!! Tim
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    Re: Is this possibly a meteorite?

    Aloha,

    Looks can be deceiving so if you belong to a mineral/gem club I would slice of a small piece, run it over the lapping machine and see what it looks like. You will definitely be able to know for sure once you cut a window into the rock.
    Good luck!


    Aloha,
    Stan aka Kaimi

 

 

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