Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This piece of metal was found in New Jersey. It somewhat resembles an iron meteorite and it strongly attracts a magnet. But, we measured the specific gravity and the SG was only 6.2. For iron meteorites the SG is 7.5-8.0.
What is it?

Something man made.


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.