Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Wow! A fellow from Taiwan says this thing landed near him while he was taking a walk with his son near a park.

Anything that looks like this is not a meteorite. This one is a good example of "Not everything that falls from the sky is a meteorite."
What is it?

Something man made.

Later: Marlene, from Arizona, contacted me to say that this is a type of marble that she had as a child that were known as "nuggets" or "meteors." Neat.


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.