METEORITE OR METEORWRONG?

iron-oxide concretions and nodules

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Utah

 

Top and side of one from Connecticut

 


Ontario

 


Utah

 


Texas

 


somewhere in Canada, on a canoe trip

 


Colorado

 


Oklahoma

 

South Dakota

 

Two views of a stone from South Carolina. This one and several others here were found by hunters.

 


Mexico

 


Illinois

 

Texas. Hematite with this grape-cluster form is called botryoidal.

 


Somewhere, botryoidal

 


Lebanon

 

Texas. This concretion appears to have started as a mass of pyrite crystals (iron sulfide, cubic) and is in the process of oxidizing to iron oxide.

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Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev


Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis


Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you’ve found until you read this and this.

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