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#26

RedDirtDigger
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04 March 2019 11:43 pm

Hi Mojito, i have handled thousands of meteorites. Unfortunately your rock is not one.
But dont stop looking almost every detectorist will detect one or two in their lifetime and most will be old weathered looking rocks that they will discard as hot rocks. Even without a detector it is possible to find them but you need to know what weathered ones look like, not the fresh as or cut ones you see in museums and ebay.


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Mojito
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06 March 2019 10:57 am

RedDirtDigger wrote:

Hi Mojito, i have handled thousands of meteorites. Unfortunately your rock is not one.
But dont stop looking almost every detectorist will detect one or two in their lifetime and most will be old weathered looking rocks that they will discard as hot rocks. Even without a detector it is possible to find them but you need to know what weathered ones look like, not the fresh as or cut ones you see in museums and ebay.

Hi RedDirt,

Thanks very much for your advice, I appreciate it. Just out of curiosity and for educational purposes, why don't you think it's a meteorite?

And I'll definitely keep looking. I'd love to find one.

Cheers,

Moj


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#28

RedDirtDigger
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09 March 2019 12:25 am

Hi Moj, i was probably a bit ruthless. Get it tested there are some meteorites with unusual mineralogy and it could be one
But the desert glaze on the surface and the iron weathering skin on it with fresher lighter material inside just doesnt look right
Cheers rdd


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#29

Baldy
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09 March 2019 07:58 am

Red Dirt Digger..What do you think of the rock I posted..It is Non magnetic..But is heavier than I think it should be..Cheers..


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#30

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09 March 2019 09:25 am

Baldy wrote:

Red Dirt Digger..What do you think of the rock I posted..It is Non magnetic..But is heavier than I think it should be..Cheers..

Unfortunately, with meteorites I think you'll find that those two qualities don't go together. For a meteorite to be "unusually heavy", it would have to be a nickel-iron type (like Australia's famous Mundrabilla fall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundrabilla_(meteorite) ), but nickel-iron meteorites ARE magnetic.


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EVIE/BEE
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09 March 2019 10:29 am

Goldierocks??,
I saved this rock. It ticks all the boxes, it's magnetic, appears to have molten edges and a pitted surface. Found with a metal detector, nice signal.
Any comments are welcome. (It's been haunting me for ages).

1552087416_magnetic.jpg

Last edited by EVIE/BEE (09 March 2019 10:41 am)


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#32

Baldy
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09 March 2019 05:30 pm

Grubstake ..Aparently not all meteorites are magnetic..Evie/Bee ..yours has sharp edges it should be roundish I recon..


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#33

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09 March 2019 06:48 pm

Baldy wrote:

Grubstake ..Aparently not all meteorites are magnetic..Evie/Bee ..yours has sharp edges it should be roundish I recon..

I know that and as I said above, the non-magnetic ones aren't especially heavy either.


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11 March 2019 08:26 pm

EVIE/BEE wrote:

Goldierocks??,
I saved this rock. It ticks all the boxes, it's magnetic, appears to have molten edges and a pitted surface. Found with a metal detector, nice signal.
Any comments are welcome. (It's been haunting me for ages).

That photo looks similar to Henbury meteorites , file a bit off it & post a photo , you could be in luck .

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#35

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12 March 2019 10:49 am

Outback; It's a fragment of a much larger piece, I found it in the Murchison.
Here's 3 photo's of the back side. The longest side is about 3 inches.

1552347652_01.jpg1552347675_02.jpg1552347706_03.jpg

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12 March 2019 08:48 pm

I'm getting a good feeling about this rock , that 3rd photo seems to show a roll-over melt ridge that could have been caused when it came through the Earths atmosphere at huge speed creating super high temperatures .

Would need to see the interior to be more accurate .

#37

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12 March 2019 11:18 pm

I'm more experienced with gold than meteorites, do you think i should give them a look at it at the Perth museum or somewhere else?


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13 March 2019 07:05 am

I would get a real expert to have a look at it.Other wise you'll never know for sure.. thumbsup

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#39

Pat Hogen
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13 March 2019 08:46 am

I have a suspicion that this stone has been knapped. One side looks very much like a knapped scraping stone, but that is not saying it is not a meteorite, just that someone else may have found it before you, converted it and used it as an implement.

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#40

Outback
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13 March 2019 08:27 pm

EVIE/BEE wrote:

I'm more experienced with gold than meteorites, do you think i should give them a look at it at the Perth museum or somewhere else?

Sure ' have some knowledgeable meteorite collectors have a look at it , for it to be a officially recognized as a meteorite ~ classification is required .
Now this is where I have to be a bit guarded in what I say because of the law of ownership and control of meteorites in Australia .

As far as I know only in NSW meteorites can be found , kept & sold on but not exported without a permit .

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