| Why this rock
is probably not a meteorite:
Whoa!. The finder sent the photo at the top. He found the stone in
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
face (bottom photo)
are abundant iron-nickel metal grains and chondrules visible.