Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

1)  The "crust" (top) is rust colored and its not shiny, like a fusion crust would be.

2) Inside (bottom) there are no obvious mineral grains and lots of pores.  Meteorites don't have this much porosity; most have no obvious porosity.
  
What is it? A piece of chert with a 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.

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