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Old 08-17-2018, 05:12 PM
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Default Could this be a meteorite?

I went to the campground today, found 15 coins, a lot of trash, and a strange chunk of iron. It was in the playground mulch. It is quite heavy and can be readily picked up with a magnet. I hunted that little area(it has only 2 swings) a week ago and it wasn't there then. It has strange scarring on it. Just hoping it could be a fragment from the perseid meteor shower last weekend.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:32 PM
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I just saw the thread on how to verify meteorite or not. What I have appears to meet the requirements, so I am hopeful.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bounder View post
I just saw the thread on how to verify meteorite or not. What I have appears to meet the requirements, so I am hopeful.
Honestly the only True test would be to cut a piece of it off
and do a nickel test

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

for it to be a meteorite it will have to have Nickel in it

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:37 PM
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Hope it is that would be so cool.

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Old 08-18-2018, 06:03 PM
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I don't know what the nickel test is.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:38 PM
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Idunno, but the photo shows it looking kind of rusty. I doubt that a fresh meteorite would be rusty. It may have been there a long time; you just missed that particular spot last time. Easy to do. But, like I says: Idunno.
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