|August 4, 2008
It's a meteorite!
I put the finder of the stone in contact with a meteorite collector
I know from Texas. The collector purchased the stone and had it
classified. It's a 5.4-kg ordinary chondrite (H4 or H5) that may
be another of the Seminole stones.
|Some of you may be saying, "But, you say elsewhere that
if it's reddish, then it's probably not a meteorite!" A meteorite
that's been in the ground for a long time (hundreds? of years)
will probably turn rusty red on the outside. The photo above is
polished face of a slice through the meteorite. The inside is gray,
with thousands of tiny specks of iron-nickel metal.
That's why the magnet sticks to the meteorite and why the
outside looks rusty in the top photos.