Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

1) We are unaware of any meteorite that has a high-contrast interior with this type of texture.  

2) On some meteorites, portions of the exterior may be broken and rough.  The concave-outward portions, however, should be smoothed from ablation during atmospheric entry.  The exterior of this rock is not smooth, as we'd expect for a meteorite.
  
What is it?

Like no. 17, it looks like an amygdaloidal basalt with calcite, quartz, or some other secondary minerals now filling the voids.
  


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Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev


Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis


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