Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

There's no fusion crust and the exterior is not smooth. It's too red for a stony meteorite.
What is it?

This rock was found in Missouri. It's probably a piece of iron ore, which occurs in some parts of the Ozarks.


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.