Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

Whoa!. The finder sent the photo at the top. He found the stone in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It looks just like a weathered meteorite ought to look: reddish fusion crust (with some edges chipped off), rounded shape, and regmaglypts.
 
What is it?

It's a meteorites, a small (44-gram) ordinary chondrite. The finder sent the stone to us, and I sawed it in two (middle photo). On the sawn face (bottom photo) there are abundant iron-nickel metal grains and chondrules visible.
  




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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.

e-mailkorotev@wustl.edu