Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This is a piece of a 30-gram rock sent to me by a fellow who found it in in a dry lake bed in Nevada. We're looking at a sawn face.
What is it?

This is a meteorite, probably an L chondrite. Metal grains and chondrules are clearly visible in the photo.


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.