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What kind of rock is this.

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I found this gigantic rock in my yard it was burning hot when I touched it. It is very smooth and it also absorbs temperature. I would like to know what it is.

asked Oct 4, 2016 by lll (160 points)

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My first guess is basalt. Any black stone in direct sunlight would be hot. Hematite is also a possibility.
answered Oct 6, 2016 by Weasel (33,770 points)
edited Oct 8, 2016 by Weasel
Thank you, I think it is Hematite.

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