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Offline Burtonpro30

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Is this a meteorite?
« on: 02/04/2015 23:51:12 »
And interesting find while I was cleaning up our worksite. Didn't feel like a regular rock, while I was throwing them to the side I picked this one up and it felt really heavy and dense so I looked at it and kept it. Hoping its a meteorite.
Any info will help

The Glove Pic Is For Size REF
Weight- 1.8 Pounds
Location-Colorado

Rephrased the title as a question - mod
« Last Edit: 03/04/2015 08:42:16 by evan_au »


 

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Re: Help Me Identify This PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/2015 00:18:04 »
obviously metallic. Is the color like brass? bronze? or is it more silver-white?
If you rub it on a piece of white porcelain (or scratch it with knife), does it leave a reddish streak?
My first inclination is pyrrhotite based on the crystal habit (which would mean unfortunately, that it's not a meteorite).  Is it magnetic?
 

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Re: Help Me Identify This PLEASE
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