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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2011
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    Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    Please help. A friend of mine found this today. He is in the Orlando area. He asked me and I am stumped.. Found in a cylindrical hole that the edges were pushed up. It looks very Ore-ish..haha. Approximate six 4" x 6" (note the patio pavers in the background.) He did not have a magnet or compass to test.
    I will take better photos and measurements tomorrow. Is there a local geologist in the Orlando area that could look at it??

    Thanks
    DB
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  2. #2
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
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    Re: Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    When I stand across the room and squint my eyes it looks very much like a chunk of bog ore (aka bog iron). Naturally occurring iron ore (terrestrial).



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  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2011
    2

    Re: Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    Thanks for you answer...

    Sorry the pictures were so large. He just downloaded and sent me the the picture when he found it from his phone. Is this Bog Iron native to Florida?

    Dana
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  4. #4
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
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    Re: Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    It is common in bogs and sawmps, and I would say Florida has them.

    This was manís first iron ore used for thousands of years before America was settled. It is an impure hydrous-oxide of iron that precipitates from iron rich ground water upon entering anoxic bogs.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2004
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    Re: Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    We have a section just for meteorites. I would post it there. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/board,27.0.html

    There have only been 4 meteorites found in Florida. http://www.meteoritestudies.com/protected_EUSTIS.HTM

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    Aug 2010
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    Re: Meteorite?? Found in Florida

    From the small pic, it looks like a Mammoth Tooth! The others are so big and the auto focus is on the pavers.

 

 

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