Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This thing is an aggregate of small metal spherules, all about the same size. It was found in Cynthiana, Kentucky. It sticks to a magnet. It may be held together by rust.

Iron meteorites are solid iron.
What is it?

We haven't a clue. It's man made, for sure, but why and how would someone make something like this?


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.