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    Could this be a meteorite?

    I posted this in Today's Finds and received some feedback but as I research it I think it might be a meteor. I know zilch about meteors but it has some of the properties of Eucrite meteors and the only images I have found on Google that have any surface similarities are possibly Martian in origin with "cross cutting veins and pockets of dark glass and moat-like cavities maskelynite grains". The surface looks fused and the underlying rock is pinkish, reddish. It weighs 9.2 oz (263 grams) and measures 3 x 2.5 x 2.25 in.
    I found it about 8 years ago agate hunting on Lake Superior in the UP of Michigan. The final image is the one image of a meteor I found that seems to have some similarities. Thanks for your feedback! Click image for larger version. 

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    It does not have any resemblance to any meteorite I have ever seen.

    I would advise taking it to any qualified professional that specializes in identification of meteorites.

    Time for more coffee.

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    Whatever it is, it's a nice display piece!
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

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    That's a really nice looking rock, however not a meteorite. Probably sedimentary with the softer minerals weathered away from the lines from the harder, more dense minerals.
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    Prehistoric vegetation imprint ?

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    Looks like something you'd find on Europa. Might be a young child from the death star. Again, Cool piece!
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

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    That was my first impression. Does anyone ever remember seeing anything like it before? It seems that there would be other similar specimens around. I have not found anything similar in many Google searches. In the other forum someone sent the images to a geologist and they said they had never seen anything like it.
    I've started calling it the dragon stone because of the second photo. Game of Thrones stone maybe.

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    That is cool, I'd go look for more. Or its a martian calendar carving and priceless. I dunno.

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    Apr 2018
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    Take a look at some Meteorite cross sections and you will see some with similar patterns internally that kinda mimic what you are seeing on the surface of this object. Definitely have it checked out professionally at either a university or a museum which may have resources to do so. Either way its a Great find.. Keep us posted.

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    I will, thanks.
    I emailed a geology professor at a local university and he said it was unusual and that he had noidea what it was and offered to run some tests and discuss it with his colleagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob2677 View Post
    I will, thanks.
    I emailed a geology professor at a local university and he said it was unusual and that he had noidea what it was and offered to run some tests and discuss it with his colleagues.
    Outstanding... Keep us in the loop, very interested to hear what they find.

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    Came across this as a maybe:Click image for larger version. 

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    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

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    Looks like someone went nuts with a Dremel.
    Chop wood..Carry water

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Prehistoric vegetation imprint ?
    Does anyone else think this would be an excellent name for a rock band?
    Last edited by Doubter in MD; Apr 27, 2018 at 06:21 AM.
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    Think I was in a band with that name in the 70's. Don't remember......it was the '70s, just glad to survive!
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

 

 
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