Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This rock has big pink crystals in it. Meteorites never have big pink crystals.
What is it?

I don't know what kind of rock this is, but the pink things are probably garnets (e.g., pyrope), which probably makes the stone some type of terrestrial metamorphic rock. Big garnets like this don't occur in meteorites.


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.