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    Meteorite ?

    Hello. Dear users of the forum , please tell me, is this a stone- meteorite? Found on a metal detector, sounds mostly aluminum. The specific gravity(in the metric system) is approximately 3.1 (measured at home), weakly magnetized (stronger on rust).On the cut are visible metal "chondras" that have a round shape, from barely noticeable to 2mm in diameter
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    Last edited by lyusy777; Dec 16, 2019 at 08:06 AM.
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    Last edited by Terry Soloman; Dec 16, 2019 at 07:27 AM.
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    Your rock has no visible characteristics of meteorites.

    Being weakly magnetized is, by itself, meaningless. Much of the rock in my driveway is attracted to magnets. If you have an interest in meteorites, please pick up a few guidebooks. I find mine helpful.

    Time for more coffee.

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    Welcome good to ask and learn
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    I can see why you would suspect this to be a meteorite, it is a good looking meteor wrong, but the holes are a dead giveaway.
    keep looking, they are out there
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    time for another drink

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    Thanks! You understood me correctly.
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    Interior vesicles are a rare thing in meteorites. They have only been observed in fewer than 1 in 1,000 specimens and – even then – are tiny, and restricted to specific meteorite types with igneous origins such as eucrites and diogenites. Only the diogenite Dhofar 700 has vesicles as large as you are showing, and for sure you specimen isn’t a diogenite. Small vesicles have been observed in two of the lunar basaltic magma specimens brought back by Apollo 17, so it’s possible that a lunar meteorite (or a martian one) might contain them but none have been found so far. However, your specimen shows no evidence for being a vesicular basalt – whether extraterrestrial or not – and the vesicles you’re showing are large. It’s not a meteorite.
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