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Is this really a meteorite fragment?

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I bought this tiny stone, about 5mm's along the longest side. It was advertised as a piece of Nantan Meteorite and was being sold for $8.50 a piece, the dealer was a fairly reputable store but I'm still a little skeptical of the supposed status of this piece.

 

How would I go about discovering whether this is a real meteorite fragment or merely just a piece of regular ore?

asked Jul 29, 2015 by mdude009 (140 points)

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Look up your Nanton meteorite on google. The picture is very fuzzy. I am going to look for some info on that meteorite and get back with you.
answered Jul 29, 2015 by Weasel (35,790 points)
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There are people who will test it but that means they will cut an already very small piece and you lose the portion they test. Ebay site selling pieces says rusty pieces are worth pennies a gram but core pieces are worth more. High iron content means it will be magnetic. Sorry I couldn't help more.
answered Jul 29, 2015 by Weasel (35,790 points)
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As weasel said, see if you can post a better picture. Also check for magnetism. If its not strongly attracted to a magnetic, then its probably not a meteorite.
answered Aug 4, 2015 by hershel (46,460 points)

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