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GeorgeB
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15 August 2021 09:55 pm

Please include new finds

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GeorgeB
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15 August 2021 09:59 pm

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Recently unearthed the following:

Magnetic
Dark metallic colour
Heavy

Any feedback would be appreciated...

Last edited by GeorgeB (15 August 2021 10:03 pm)

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aussiefarmer
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15 August 2021 10:41 pm

That's cool , looks to dark for magnetite so I am saying asteroid thumbsup someone who knows more may disagree but I like the look of it. perfect


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silver
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16 August 2021 02:03 am

Ironstone nodule... ?


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16 August 2021 07:21 am

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This is where you need to do what Gotham City does with Batman, and appeal to goldierocks for help.

P.S- I forgot to mention, as I notice you are new to the forum. Goldierocks is a geologist who is one of our members and knows his stuff thumbsup

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16 August 2021 12:02 pm

The surface looks somewhat like a meteoritic fusion crust, although the rock appears to be a bit too smoothly rounded and uniform to me. However, my understanding is that meteorites with a fusion crust aren't magnetic and that only iron meteorites respond to a magnet.

Unfortunately, iron meteorites are typically highly irregular in their shape and surface texture and look nothing like the rock in the pic:
https://tinyurl.com/kbd8fezv


Where it is, there it is.

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GeorgeB
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16 August 2021 09:29 pm

Good Evening All,

Appreciate your feedback. If it helps rule some options out, I found this specimen gardening without my detector (Garret ace 300i) I then ran the detector over it with no detection registered. Just to be sure I also tested all predetermined settings - nothing.
Also, appreciate the heads up regarding Goldierocks as the go-to expert!
Due to size, Ive attached additional pics.1629109732_24d42873-8a37-4bdb-9563-917682286afd.jpg1629109752_f2a9a176-c6e6-4921-994d-3b3206ef4886.jpg1629109770_61983751-c700-4ee0-a2c2-b8d3984c9523.jpg

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17 August 2021 10:39 am

It looks interestingly aboriginal, milling, pounding or hammering. Basalt is my guess, but depending on your location it may have been transported quite some distance. Indigenous people used natural-preformed stone tools and modified them for use if necessary, and this one looks definitely like a waterworn stone.


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17 August 2021 02:26 pm

Can you provide a picture with it next to something to give us scale of size?


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17 August 2021 03:58 pm

Greenhornet_au wrote:

Can you provide a picture with it next to something to give us scale of size?

His very first pic above shows it held between his fingertips and it's pretty tiny, perhaps 20-25mm long.


Where it is, there it is.

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17 August 2021 08:22 pm

20 - 25 mm ? Ignore my input then. Still, is a nice little rock.

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aussiefarmer
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17 August 2021 08:47 pm

11mm is my guess


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17 August 2021 09:08 pm

LOL

Looks like I need "Specsavers"

Lucky I'm not the only one....

I was looking at a meteorite a few weeks ago, two of them, they were not as smooth as that, and definitely responded to a nox 800.

One about that size and another 4-5x bigger

Both showed heat indicators and were very heavy.

But there are many types.


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Won't be long now - 3310+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and pull-tabs) LOL

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