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    Is This A Real Meteorite?

    Hi, i'm new here and would like to ask for some help. There are some online sellers selling these meteorite pendants, can someone say if they are real or fake? I know that you can't say for sure wthout some equipment, nontheles, maybe there is something about them that screams fake and I don't see it.
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    The description says they are "seymchan Widmanstatten pattern"
    Also if this is not the right place for this question, I kindly ask an admin to move it accordingly, thank you.

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    Meteorites are tough to ID from pictures alone.

    I did a quick search on "fake meteorite pendants" and found web sites right away that talk about fake ones out there.

    Most pages simply said to check out the seller and get a written, money-back guarantee and you'll be fine.

    They also said that some of the jewelry is easy to fake...

    Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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    Widmanstätten pattern is the crystalline structure. Seymchan is a specific place in Russia where a meteorite was found in 1967.

    So, presumably, the piece in question came from that specific meteorite? The largest pieces were turned over to the USSR Academy of Arts and Sciences. So maybe their gift shop sliced it up for jewelry?

    Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Seymchan
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    FAKE. The dealer is based in China - Nuff said.

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    i think these are prob real, if your still looking to buy
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    I know this one in my hand is a real meteorite and it would really hurt if I dropped it on my foot. I'm think'n the Solo-Man could be correct on this item
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    How much are they asking? I would think that if real it would be on the expensive side. I also do not like the chain that they are showing it with, that would be like a dog tag chain. If cheap enough I would buy it because it looks kinda cool, I would go into it thinking it was fake though and not want to pay much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    FAKE. The dealer is based in China - Nuff said.
    Because only fake meteorites fall on China

    (Looks real to me, but I have no background in such items)
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    I know basically nothing about meteorites.... but these look like someone forge welded a bunch of little iron scraps together and then acid etched them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    I know basically nothing about meteorites.... but these look like someone forge welded a bunch of little iron scraps together and then acid etched them...
    Maybe you should look up images of "meteorite cross sections"

    To the OP, you should look up other examples of cross sections of the specific meteorite it is claimed to be and just see how they compare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    I know basically nothing about meteorites.... but these look like someone forge welded a bunch of little iron scraps together and then acid etched them...
    My thoughts exactly, they are always sold as an auction with only a few with the buy it now option which cost 100$ but nobody buys them, the seller sells them every day and its suspicious that he has so many, it's as if he makes them, they go for about 10-20$ each.

    It would be nice if a blacksmith could confirm that it is possible to replicate this pattern with existing equipment.

    this is a real meteorite with this pattern
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