Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This rock was found on the beach in Virginia. Every broken surface is shiny. There is no fusion crust. It has a very low density.
 
What is it?

It's a piece of anthracite coal. It probably fell off a barge and washed up on the beach.

I'm unaware of any meteorite that was found on a beach. If someone knows differently, please let me know
     

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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.

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