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.


Even the clastic material is vesicular.


Glassy and vesicular


Glassy and vesicular


Glassy and vesicular


I found these photos on a popular Internet site where one can buy and sell things. The advertisement was entitled "meteorite chondrite iron nickel 977 grams 10.7 cm land find meteor crater field" (?) and was offered at starting bid of $121. Fortunately, there were no bids. This is just a chunk of slag - vesicular glass with coarse metal. Metal is not distributed like this in stony meteorites.

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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.

e-mailkorotev@wustl.edu