| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
This is a solid metal spherule about 1-inch in diameter. Meteorites,
particularly iron meteorites, are not spherical (see no.
|What is it?
The metal sphere was found buried in the ground near St. Louis. Our
analysis of the metal by energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry on
electron microprobe showed no peak for nickel, thus this is not a
meteorite but some man-made object. It may be a something shot from
a weapon, or possibly a ball from some kind of ball mill.