Why this "rock" is probably not a meteorite:

This was found on a ranch in Nevada. It sure looks like metal. It has an unusual shape for an iron meteorite.
What is it?

Something man made. The finder had a chemical analysis done. There was only 290 ppm Ni and 45 ppm Co, much too little for a meteorite.


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.