There are many factors to tell the difference between a true meteorite and iron slag. There is usually a black or brown fusion-crust 1-3mm thick. A small groove by a file is sufficient to *prove* that exists, and does not require cutting the entire stone. The stone should be magnetic. Often the impact of a meteorite with a rock face will magnetize the meteorite itself.romeo-1 said:How do you know that it's a meteroite as opposed to iron slag? I know nothing of the difference.
Incredible find! Thanks for showing it, here's a cross-section of a meteorite found in Antarctica.sseth said:Hare are some pictures of a meteorite I just found. IT is just about as dreamy as they get.
TnMountains said:If that is a meteorite I vote banner. We are talking about detecting space debri. Pretty cool !!!