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Is this a meteor

Posted by james miller  
Is this a meteor
November 22, 2011 12:19AM
Found this on a hike in New Mexico about 12 years ago.
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November 22, 2011 12:37AM
Re: Is this a meteor
November 22, 2011 12:41AM
Can you tell me what it is?
Re: Is this a meteor
November 22, 2011 01:09AM
Ok after some help in a chat room I now have a modified streak plate. After a few questions and tests it was determined by another that my meteorite is actually from this planet and is commonly called Hematite. Being non magnetic and leaving a brick red streak on the streak plate. Thanks for the help.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/2011 01:10AM by james miller.

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