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On 9/15/2020 at 5:42 AM, oldmancoyote1 said:

That's one weird rock.  Where was it found? Both what region and describe the actual location.

I found it in morocco, Errachidia,it a semi desert region.

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I still don't know what it is.  I do understand why someone might think it is a meteorite.  The convex side looks like it might have been partially melted by passing through the atmosphere at high speed, and the back side looks like it might have been slightly melted by hot turbulent gasses behind the meteorite.  However it does not look like any of the common types of meteorites that I am aware of.  I don't even recognize the orange material on the back side.  Show it to a petrologist or a meteorite specialist at a university.  They might have an idea.

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It looks igneous to me. I have found some coarse grained pegmatite with hornblende and pink feldspar that looks similar with the easily weathered feldspar making the harder minerals (in this case the dark mineral) look more prominent. I have also seen some extrusive igneous rocks that come close but yes it is pretty strange. It almost looks slightly waterworn or eroded from some means. It would be nice to know if the dark colored stuff is magnetic/metallic or not. The High and Middle Atlas Mountains have lots of folding, faults, anticlines and synclines that have brought basalts, gabbros and other paleozoic rocks to the surface........ 

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