Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

On fresh falls, meteorite fusion crusts can be shiny, but probably not this shiny. Also, they tend to be blacker, at least on chondrites. Fusion crusts usually cover a stone thoroughly; there aren't gaps, as there appear to be on this stone.

It's got holes. Meteorites don't have holes
What is it?

Can't tell from the photo, but it's probably a hard, fine-grained terrestrial rock that has been abraded by other rocks in moving water and polished by fine-grained sand or silt. In this respect it's similar to meteorwrongs 043 and 045.


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.