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. 001). 
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 an 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.


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.