Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

1) No fusion crust; not smooth.  

2) Too many holes. 
  
What is it? This rock looks like a plain-old piece of basalt (solidified lava).  Like other basalts in this series (16, 17, 18), it's got vesicles (gas bubbles). The weathered surface is reddish (Fe3+), but the interior is gray (Fe2+), which is common in basalts.  

Someone dug this rock out of the ground in Florida. There are no volcanoes in Florida, so this rock almost certainly got to Florida with the help of humans.  Basalt rocks like this are common in landscaping.
        

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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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