| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
This photo was sent by someone who said, "I got this meteor about
20 years ago for Christmas. I am just curious if you can ID and confirm
it really is a meteor."
This looks like the sawn, etched face of an iron meteorite. The Widmanstätten
pattern is prominent. This pattern can only be seen on a sawn
face of an iron meteorite that's been polished and etched properly.
|What is it?
This is an iron meteorite. It was clearly sawn and prepared by someone
who knew what she or he was doing. Unfortunately, the owner had no
certification or recollection of what meteorite it is.