Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

The finder thought this one looked like a lunar breccia. It bears some textural resemblance, but moon rocks don't have brown clasts like this. On the other hand, some originally-white clasts in lunar meteorites from Oman are now reddish from staining by hematite. We have no real knowledge of what a lunar breccia that fell thousands of years ago in the U.S. would look like now.
What is it?

I suspect that its a terrestrial volcaniclastic rock.


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.