| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
This one is was found on a beach. The shiny
things are metal.
The surface is not smooth like a meteorite and there's no fusion
crust. Most importantly, however, the metal blebs are round.
That means that they were once molten. Metal blebs in meteorites
so uniformly round because most ordinary
chondrites were never molten. In the ones that did melt (impact
melts), the metal blebs are not this large.
|What is it?
Possibly a piece of industrial slag. We have
been sent a number of pieces of slag that were found on beaches or