METEORITE OR METEORWRONG?

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None of the "rocks" pictured here are meteorites. I think that they are all slags, although some may be volcanic rocks.


Two views of the same piece of slag. On the left elongated crystals are visible. On the right, gas bubbles have risen to the surface as the melt solidified. Neither of these features would be seen on a meteorite.


These four rocks were found in a freshly mulched flower bed. The one on the lower left may be a "just a rock." The other three contains metal, vesicles, and glass, so they're slags.


Glassy and vesicular


Two views of the same piece - glassy and vesicular


Two views of the same piece - glassy and vesicular

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Randy L. Korotev


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


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