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If the specimen is shiny* on the outside it is not a meteorite.
... magnet behaves funny when i put it close to them it don't stick but the magnet is moved by some force
... seems like it has some nice impact scars on it visible nicely at least thats what they look like to me
it is magnetic and it has a dark crust around it that looks like a fusion crust or something when i scrape it of theres shiny under it
Quote from: ghoust_ny on 19/04/2011 01:14:34it is magnetic and it has a dark crust around it that looks like a fusion crust or something when i scrape it of theres shiny under it Man-made iron slag would fit the bill. Slag has vesicles (cavities made by gas bubbles), but meteorites don't ... newbielink:http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/m093.htm [nonactive]
Can a knife or a nail scratch any of these rocks?
Quote from: JimBob on 19/04/2011 01:33:47Can a knife or a nail scratch any of these rocks?not the second set of pictures it kind of removes the black crust and its shiny under it but its extremely hard to get it off
... new rocks for my aquarium
Suitability of Rocks in the AquariumA Practical Guide ... http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/rock_metals.php
... there is no way they could be brought there by water because water is around 300 feet away ...