Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This photo was sent by a fellow who said that the "rock" had been given to his "other...by a lady. She said that she had a friend that was a meteor hunter" in Arizona.
What is it?

I suspect that this is, indeed, an iron meteorite. The shape is typical of an iron. It has regmaglypts and a fusion crust that has been worn away along the edges, as if someone carried it in his pocket for a long time. See meteorwrong no. 146.


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.