Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

The coating is too thick and reddish for a meteorite fusion crust. A fusion crust this shiny (fresh) would likely show some flow features. The rock is rounder than is typical of a meteorite.

Also, meteorites don't often have such a symmetrical shape and there are no regmaglypts.
What is it?

Don't know, but its probably a terrestrial rock with a hematite coating, like no. 15 or it may be hematite thoughout. It would be useful to know the density.


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.