Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Here's a pretty rock. It clearly does have a shiny coating and no sharp edges. It doesn't have the aerodynamic shape, however, that is characteristic of meteorites. Also, the dimples don't have the shape of regmaglypts.
What is it?

I have only seen this photo of this rock. It might be a meteorite. I suspect, however, having seen others like this in hand, that it is a terrestrial basalt that has been polished by wind in a desert environment. It was found with meteorwrong number 79, which is a terrestrial basalt.


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.