LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION OF IRON-NICKEL METEORITE
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    LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL CONFIRMATION OF IRON-NICKEL METEORITE

    Hi All,
    I took these 2 pcs to a local metal recycler and they scanned it with their XRF Gun.

    The results confirmed these contain approx. 7.2% nickel.

    Can anyone else give me some advise based on the pics?
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    xrf gun ? never heard of such a thing ? is this something new ? can it be used to assess all metals ? does it require any special training ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad 11 View Post
    xrf gun ? never heard of such a thing ? is this something new ? can it be used to assess all metals ? does it require any special training ?
    From Bruker.com

    Bruker XRF precious metal recovery analyzers are the ideal tools for identifying and quantifying precious metals at every part of the recovery process, including in ore, tailings, incoming scrap, melts, pins, bars, jewelry, etc. Analysis with Bruker analyzers is fully portable, completely nondestructive, and highly accurate; it requires no sample preparation and is appropriate for a wide variety of sample types. Contact our precious metal recovery experts now to get information specific to your needs.
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    These have been out for a while. The below youtube video was posted in 2012.



    By the way these were found in Tampa, FL and the large golf ball size chunk weighs approx. 220 grams.

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    Did they confirm that the other 93% is iron and only iron?

    Where did you find it and in what context?

    If it is exclusively iron with moderate nickel and only trace amounts of other metals as would be the case for a meteorite, why is there no rusting?

    The exposed surfaces doesn't look very meteorite-like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Coat View Post
    Did they confirm that the other 93% is iron and only iron?

    Where did you find it and in what context?

    If it is exclusively iron with moderate nickel and only trace amounts of other metals as would be the case for a meteorite, why is there no rusting?

    The exposed surfaces doesn't look very meteorite-like.


    I was fishing near a causeway around 3 years ago and I stepped on it and it rolled from under my foot. I looked around for about an hour and found the other smaller piece close by. I exposed that surface with sand paper to do tests on it. It is very dense and I couldn't cut it safely with the saw I have.

    It is mostly iron (I believe it was around 90% iron) and showed to also have small amounts of chromium, titanium, aluminum and a few others. I took a pic of the XRF results but I lost that phone about a year ago, so I can't remember all the exact percentages.

    Seems like my best bet is to send this in to NEMS.
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    The native metallic components of meteorites are generally in the region of 6-20% nickel (higher in the metal from stony meteorites), with most of the rest as iron. There may be cobalt in amounts up to about 2%, copper in amounts up to about 0.02%, plus traces of manganese and tin. Anything else will usually be in parts per million, or present as non-native compounds.

    I think you have found some kind of industrial man-made product. Native iron in visible amounts is an extremely rare occurrence in natural terrestrial rocks and almost exclusively found in the upper northern hemisphere: Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Greenland etc.
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