Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

1) No fusion crust

2) Surface too irregular

3) Too glassy

4) Too porous (lower photo)
  
What is it?

The rock contains blebs of iron metal (below). Some "inclusions" look like screws or bolts. It was found in a riverbed downstream from an old iron mine.  This rock is slag from an old iron smelter. 
  


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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