Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This photo was sent by the superintendent of a construction crew who found it while building a road "in the middle of nowhere" in the Atacama Desert of Chile. Several meteorites have been found there.

The shape is ~OK, but again, the holes are a problem.
What is it?

Well, darn, it looks like another hematite concretion. I urged the finder to pursue this one, nevertheless. I haven;t heard back from him.


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.