HELP With Identifictaion

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Offline ZekemanGerb

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HELP With Identifictaion
« on: 01/04/2013 15:51:52 »
Hey. I am new to this site. I would like to know if you could help me identify my rock. I found it near a river. Its mate black, with some red on it. It has some bubbles. It looks kind like scoria, but its attracted to magnets. HELP ME PLEASE :D
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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #1 on: 01/04/2013 23:02:33 »
It looks like it might be a meteorite. And the fact that it appears to be magnetic also supports this notion.
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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2013 01:59:16 »
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That looks more like iron slag ... http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/m318.htm

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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #3 on: 02/04/2013 02:09:38 »
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That looks more like iron slag ... http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/m318.htm
I suspect you are probably right about that RD. After taking a second, it appears to resemble iron slag more that a meteorite.
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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #4 on: 02/04/2013 20:55:02 »
I vote slag
Old enough to have a grandson
Slow enough to study rocks
Thirsty enough to find a pub

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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #5 on: 03/04/2013 13:29:37 »
ZekemanGerb, is this stone *really heavy* for its size, or is it kinda regular weight or maybe a bit light?

My impression of iron meteorites is that they are shiny and heavy. Is this typically the case?

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« Reply #6 on: 03/04/2013 20:11:43 »
My impression of iron meteorites is that they are shiny and heavy. Is this typically the case?

There are photos of different iron meteorites here ... http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/fusioncrust.htm [bottom of page]

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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #7 on: 06/04/2013 19:52:08 »
That is slag. Looks like a coal clinker too, so it might be that.

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Re: HELP With Identifictaion
« Reply #8 on: 07/04/2013 22:03:45 »
Gelb -where did you find it? Which river & where?   Ok, people prepare to scream - I have seen some volcanics with a texture such as this. it <u>could easily</U> be a  basaltic scoria. They  are not rare.
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