METEORITE OR METEORWRONG?

iron-oxide concretions and nodules

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All of these are all from China.

 


I found this photo on e-bay. The rock was offered for sale as "0.8 lb Meteorite Specimen from Nandan, China!" The "Buy It Now" price was $295. It looks like a hematite concretion to me. Many hematite concretions start out as masses of cubic pyrite (iron sulfide) crystals that oxidize to hematite (iron oxide). That's what this one looks like to me.

 


From somewhere in Europe

 


Australia

 


Australia

 


Australia

 


England

 


Peru

 


Massachusetts

 


Peru

 


Peru

 


Peru


Peru


somewhere in the U.S.

Texas

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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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