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GeorgeB
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15 August 2021 09:55 pm

Please include new finds

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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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16 August 2021 02:03 am

Ironstone nodule... ?


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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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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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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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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11 November 2021 12:54 am

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Good Evening,

Found this specimen this evening about 0.5km from the first. Magnetic, heavy for its size and metallic finish. Any feedback you can share would be greatly appreciated?
Without the camera flash similar colour to first, but for some the reason the flash made it appear slightly orange.

Last edited by GeorgeB (11 November 2021 12:58 am)

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11 November 2021 01:03 am

Addition pics for accurate colour - no camera flash:1636552975_5a7d26cf-7451-48b0-925b-b8b3dbbfefc6.jpg1636552993_13a26206-2b61-44e8-98d8-5149ce62ee53.jpg1636553008_a012abd1-67f2-4f07-b3d1-f9dc19698de4.jpg

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25 November 2021 04:07 pm

I found this meteorite on 15th September 2021 North of Meekatharra. It consists of five pieces, all found within a one square meter area and have a total weight of over 7kg.

The WA Museum is classifying it and think it may be part of an already reported/documented find from 12km away. It apparently is a L4/L5 chondrite and consists of mainly silicates with iron/nickel specks through it.

They gave a hell of a signal on my GPX4500 and all five pieces were sitting right on top of the ground.

If you are out doing a lot of detecting, there are sites you can Google which give you a good idea of how to field identify meteorites. Most are magnetic to some degree but there are also some that aren't.

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Top photo is one piece of the five
bottom photo is a slice showing the iron/nickel flecks

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