Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Although this thing looks a bit like metal, it's composed of big cubic crystals. It does NOT conduct electricity, as would an iron meteorite.
  
What is it?

A chunk of galena, the common lead ore here in Missouri.
  



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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.

e-mailkorotev@wustl.edu