Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

These rocks were found in the Atacama desert in Chile. The finder said that a Chilean geologist concluded that they are meteorites.

They're not rounded, but the shiny coating could be a fusion crust.
What are they?

Maybe they are meteorites. If so, they're fragments of a meteoroid that broke apart in the atmosphere.


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.