Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

The person who sent this photo (from Botswana) of a sawn face of a rock adamantly insisted the rock was a meteorite. It's not. Meteorites don't have reddish clasts. They never have clasts with layers.
  
What is it?

Another pebble conglomerate, or possibly a breccia.
  



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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.

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