| Why this rock is
probably not a meteorite:
This metal thing was found in Ohio by someone using a metal detector.
An iron meteorite would never have such a non-aerodynamic shape; the
aspect ratio (length/width) is too large. Like meteorwrong
122, it has a flat "bottom." Also, it's broken. Iron
meteorites are extremely hard. One shaped like this could not be broken.
If it could, it would not have the texture of the broken faces in
the bottom photo. Finally, the finder had it chemically analyzed.
It is 78% iron and 10% nickel, but its 19% chromium. That's a man-made
composition. Iron meteorites have <0.02% Cr.
|What is it?
Something man made, molten metal poured onto a flat surface.