Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Maybe they are.
What are they?

These are the first photos that we've been sent by someone who was not a meteorite dealer where we've suspected that the rocks depicted may really be meteorites.  The top rock does appear to have a weathed or abraded fusion crust. The bottom rock (recto side) has some kind of crust or rind. The inside resembles an ordinary chondrite in that it has mineral and chondrule-like (rounded) grains of the proper size and color as well as some shiny specks that may be metal. The verso side appears to be a shiny glass, which would be unusual for a meteorite, however.


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.