Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This rock can be picked up by a magnet, but it does not contain any metal. Meteorites are magnetic because they contain iron-nickel metal.

It makes a gray streak. Meteorites don't make a streak.
 
What is it?

It's a chunk of magnetite.
  




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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