Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This thing contains a lot of metal. The finder didn't tell me where he got it, but he followed my advice and had a chemical analysis done. It's mostly silica and iron. There's not enough nickel and cobalt to be a meteorite, and there's much-too-much manganese (4.4% MnO) and silica (80% SiO2).
 
What is it?

Hard to say, but with that much manganese, it's probably man made.

  



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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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