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Hello, Can anyone tell me if this is a meteorite? It is the first “possible” meteorite I have found, so excuse me if this sounds somewhat ignorant.

I found it on the coast in DownEast, Maine. I did the only tests I know of, which are magnet and porcelain; it is magnetic and does not mark unglazed porcelain. It weighs 6.5 oz. Help.

Thank you for your input!









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Only way to know for sure, is to cut a small piece off and send to a place that can tell for sure.  Good luck, you might have a good one.

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Not that I am a meteorite expert but I am not seeing any reason why this would be a suspect meteorite. Zero sign of a fusion crust, just looks like a common rock to me.

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save your money...I don't see any indication of it being a meteorite.

You might grind down an edge to check for chondules and nickel flecks...

not likely


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I don't know much about rocks from deep within the earth, but that looks like a garnet-rich rock from the lower crust or upper mantle.

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Thank you all for your help.

It turns out that it is just a nasty old rock. I figured it out when I found another one on the beach today. Oh well, I’ll keep trying!

Thanks again.

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Oldmancoyote may have a point, does look a bit like eclogite


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