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South Florida Meteorite?

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I found this strange rock at a South Florida beach today.  This was pretty far away from the water, at a volleyball court.  It was fairly deep in the sand, I would say a good 10 inches.  It feels abnormally heavy, weighs 76 grams and a magnet does stick to it.  Both my PI metal detector and Pro Find 35 pin pointer go nuts near this thing- the Pro Find 35 makes the ferrous metal sound.  Does this look like something I should send out for verification?? With luck, this could help fund my future purchase of an Equinox 800...  ? 

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I know the university of Arizona can verify weather a stone is a meteorite or not, don't know if there is a place on the East coast that can do the same. Good luck, good find if it is.  

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There is so much man-made junk on any coast...doubtful it is a meteorite...

there are places that will test- do a search for meteorite testing labs...

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Does not look anything like a meteorite to me.

 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone!  After doing more google searching, it might be Limonite.  Still a neat / unexpected find at a Fort Lauderdale beach!  Need to come up with another way to get my darn Equinox 800 now..  

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It is near impossible to tell from a photo but it looks like decomposed sulphides, typical of gossans.

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