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Identity HelpMeteorite?

14th Sep 2019 22:54 BSTMary Vaughn

Need help indentifying the magnetic mineral. 

15th Sep 2019 01:23 BSTHarold Moritz Expert

Looks like a chunk of massive goethite, or a goethite-coated rock, perhaps a desert-varnished rock. Goethite is not magnetic, but perhaps there is magnetite hiding inside. What's the density? What's the streak? What's the hardness?

15th Sep 2019 14:15 BSTEd Clopton Expert

The specimen would have to be evaluated in person by someone who genuinely knows meteorites.  I know just enough to know that identification is best left to a meteorite expert.  There are "meteorites" and "meteor-wrongs"; this one is at best a "meteor-maybe" until positively identified.

17th Sep 2019 17:47 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

From the rules that you didn't read on the page you posted the photo.
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