Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

The crust on this rock is much too thick to be a fusion crust.  Fusion crusts are very thin, usually less than a millimeter. 
  
What is it?

The rind on this rock appears to be some kind of iron oxide (hematite) coating.  
  

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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