Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Like no. 135, the finder thought that this rock was a meteorite because he thought the coating was a fusion crust and because the rock is rounded. Fusion crusts aren't orange like the coating on this rock. Also, the rock does not have regmaglypts.
What is it?

We don't know. The rock is from Finland. Almost for sure, it was rounded by a glacier. Unfortunately, there are many processes on Earth that produce rocks with coatings. This one appears to have some kind of thin iron oxide coating.


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.