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Offline joedesu1

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What is this rock conglomerate?
« on: 08/08/2016 00:20:28 »
Hello all,
Total newbie here trying to determine what this is as well as its value.  I was told it was worth a lot, and have had this sitting outside for the last two years.  Id prefer someone take it and enjoy  it. I have it listed in ebay, but am wondering if that is a mistake.
« Last Edit: 09/09/2016 18:34:10 by chris »


 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #1 on: 08/08/2016 00:21:59 »
Forgot some info.  Weight is around 160 pounds and measure roughly 19x18x10 inches
 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2016 00:23:06 »
more photos
 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #3 on: 08/08/2016 00:24:12 »
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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #4 on: 08/08/2016 02:21:15 »
... trying to determine what this is as well as its value.  I was told it was worth a lot ...
...  Weight is around 160 pounds and measure roughly 19x18x10 inches

More like it would cost a lot for someone to take it away.
It just looks like conglomerate : I can't see why that would have any value.
« Last Edit: 08/08/2016 02:36:01 by RD »
 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #5 on: 08/08/2016 02:30:43 »
Ok thank you. People always think their stuff is worth its weight in gold but it's hardly the case. Appreciate the information and the comparison.

Joe
 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #6 on: 10/08/2016 22:47:29 »
I agree with RD. Looks like some sort of conglomerate (rock composed of large rounded fragments) that is cemented with either quartz or calcite (I can't tell from the photos). Unique large specimen, but probably not worth much.
 

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Re: Help with rock identification.
« Reply #7 on: 09/09/2016 02:59:09 »
This was very helpful with a similar situation.I took a sample to the Geology Department of The Ohio State University in my home town of Columbus,Ohio.A gentleman there identified my sample as a piece of magnetite,rather than a meteorite as I originally surmised.His invaluable expertise was offered free of charge in a friendly manner.I would always seek expert advice of this sort from nearby educational institutions.
 

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Re: What is this rock conglomerate?
« Reply #8 on: 10/09/2016 19:03:10 »
A Conglomerate Meteorite will might look like this May be some sort of Dhofar or something like new Found highland? but i haven't completely studied/tested this rock as yet.
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Re: What is this rock conglomerate?
« Reply #9 on: 10/09/2016 22:10:43 »
... May be some sort of Dhofar or something like new Found highland? but i haven't completely studied/tested this rock as yet.

To the naked-eye, a lunar meteorite without fusion-crust would be indistinguishable from [worthless] rocks which could be found on Earth.

Due to their extreme rarity, Lunar meteorites are worth more than their weight in gold.
That high-value means alleged lunar meteorites outnumber the real thing ... http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/realthing.htm
« Last Edit: 10/09/2016 22:19:31 by RD »
 

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