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    Sep 2012
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    Is this a meteorite or just a paperweight?

    Hello,
    My Dad found this strange rock, back in the 80's, in a gravel pit not far from where we live. It weighs approximately 1 pound 15 ounces. A magnet will not stick to it. It smells like iron. When found it had no cracks, now it does. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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    No one here can tell you what this is. You need to go to a local university or college, and talk to the geology department head. I personally do not think it is a meteorite, but I thought I my first two wives loved me..

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    Aug 2012
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    Not magnetic is a big negative being almost every metorite is largly iron. The top left pic does look like a nice fusion crust. Metorites feel heavy for their size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    Not magnetic is a big negative being almost every metorite is largly iron. The top left pic does look like a nice fusion crust. Metorites feel heavy for their size.
    Don't matter if its a meteorite it will still make a good paper weight,duh
    To the woman out there that's got my rib,I want it back!
    Living on a big a$$ astroid.

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    Looks like coal slag.

  6. #6
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    Lewis

    Oct 2014
    Adrian, MI
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    It sorta looks like some kind of petrification.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2012
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    Not a meteorite !!!! Slag !!!

 

 

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