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Is this a meteorite?

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Hello all, I’ve found a strange rough rock in the middle of nowhere just right inside a little pool of water that has been dried out. The rock looks very fresh like it hit right inside the sand where the small amount of water was laying. Some parts are shiny like the usual melted crust. When dry it’s like a black rock with little white dots on the very rough surface. It’s extremely magnetic and doesn’t fit any of my previous rocks I’ve thought about being a meteorite. But this one passed the magnet test and ima comparison test from internet images very very well. 

Just wondering what you guys think: is it a meteorite; yes or no?


asked 6 days ago by Lemurian (570 points)
edited 4 days ago by Lemurian

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Can you take a picture of the crescent shaped divot in good light and post it here? In my opinion this is slag. Metal waste product from manufacturing. Highly magnetic. I would like nothing better than to be wrong.
answered 5 days ago by Weasel (54,490 points)
I’ve added two more pictures of the rock, in this case I did not pour water over it so that the grey dots are more visible. Also the melted layer is visible now since it’s dry. When completely wet, it’s black and only the white on the top stays visible.
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Yes i think is this meteorite in this pictures but may be is this not....

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answered 5 days ago by BeckySpencer (140 points)
reshown 5 days ago by Weasel
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I would say yes, but I have no exp. with meteorites. Based on the way you described it though, it does sound like a valid claim.
answered 2 days ago by linkisnotzelda (4,090 points)

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