| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
This one IS a fragment of a meteorite.
|What is it?
This is an ordinary chondrite that
in the western desert of Egypt. The photos show the two sides. In
the top photo, the shiny coating may not be a fusion crust, but
coating of desert varnish. The fragment looks rather weathered, and
there's no hint of chondrules on the exposed surfaces. It's distinctly
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This is the first meteoRIGHT sent to me by an amateur meteorite finder.
We identified it on the basis of its chemical composition.