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    Byron

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    Are all meteorites magnetic

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    No, not all are magnetic.. How To Identify A Meteorite

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    Byron

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    Any ideas? It was found near a known debris field from the 1950's

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    Looks like Basalt in the photo. Very hard to tell.

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    Byron

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    Basalt? What's that friend? This thing is very porous holes in it and all ....very weird

    I added some better photos. If this was found closer to civilization I would have already chunked it, but its from a sight I've been gold panning.
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    Byron

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    Ok looked it up. Not possible in this location. Any other ideas? Couldn't have come from someones grill or flower bed either and also the closest volcano to me is Yellowstone lol which is over 1000 miles or so

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    Could be a big hunk of magnatite, just don't know but it is not a meteorite.

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    Ok thanks Terry for the input

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    I agree with Terry: unlikely. While most meteorites are magnetic (think stainless steel magnetic), some are not. Those are the most difficult to identify, and the most expensive as well. If not a witnessed fall, very unlikely to find these. One of these hard-to-identify meteorites is the Washougal, Washington meteorite that fell July 2, 1939. Called a Howardite. Try looking it up. Largest piece recovered was about 8 ounces (225 grams according to The Meteoritical Society). One of the rarest meteorites ever. Had a total of only 14.22% iron, and was calcium rich. According to finder, was like a piece of pumice. Estimated to be travelling 130,000 mph when heard/seen/felt above Portland, Oregon, just seconds before it hit.

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    Byron

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    Wow that is interesting I did read up on it.
    I live in the town where the only person in recorded history to ever be hit by a meteorite. The Hodges meteorite. Back in the 50's the lady was taking a nap on her couch when the meteor crashed through her roof, bounced off a piece of furniture then struck her on the upper thigh. It was about the size of a football. Its in the Smithsonian now. I imagine the debris field had to be something.

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    I don't think a meteorite has ever been found that was porous. Bubbles of gas, your rock, probably came from a volcano. A common meteorwrong. Sorry. TTC
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    Byron

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    Its not volcanic unless someone packed it into the area it was found. I found it miles from the closest road. Although millions of years ago there may have been a volcano in Alabama I don't know. Needless to say its a weird rock especially finding it where I did. I gave up on trying to figure it out.

    I do by the way have a meteor that I found recently that could be part of the Hodges meteor (the only meteor to hit a human) I found it exactly 50 feet from the site of the home Ms Hodges lived in. Its at a local university at this time .

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    From www.meteorite.com :If the rock is broken it will be solid inside. It will not be porous like lava rocks are. It may have small round structures like tiny balls showing on the broken surface. These are called chondrules and many stone meteorites (the chondrites) will have them. But it will not have holes inside if it is a meteorite...
    ...But furnace slag is often porous and meteorites are not.
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    Yeah I gave up on that stone that had the holes through it. I put it up for the next visit I make to the local university geological dept. I have 2 there with them now. One is very historically significant

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman3725 View Post
    Yeah I gave up on that stone that had the holes through it. I put it up for the next visit I make to the local university geological dept. I have 2 there with them now. One is very historically significant
    Good work, Bman. Sorry if my above post sounded too "know it all". Most of my meteorite knowledge comes from books and Tnetters like "The Tube" (Tuberale). I don't have any M's except micrometeorites. I have been to Gold Basin, AZ to look once but found none. I have been ammasing much info about meteorites and will some day find one (probably as a sideline to detecting for gold). Take care. TTC
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