Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

1) No fusion crust.

2) Like meteorites that are brecciated, this rock appears to contain pieces of older rocks that are glued together somehow. Note that some of the "clasts" are missing and there are holes where the clasts used to be. Geologists would say that the clasts have been "plucked." Plucked clasts mean that the clasts are harder than the matrix that holds them together. That's common in terrestrial sedimentary rocks but unknown in meteorites. Although some lunar regolith breccias consist of hard clasts in a friable matrix (e.g., sample 60016), such a rock would not withstand being blasted off the Moon (or an asteroid) and the hard landing on Earth.
 
What is it?

Probably a conglomerate of some kind.
   

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Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev


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


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