Any help to identify if this is a Meteorite?

Hello,
I just found about 7 rocks seems as an oval, when I was drilling, I found a big simple rock and when I broke it I foud them, I wondered,
and I just gussing that's a meteorites, Here is 2 photos of them, I will be very thankful to help me identify them,
Thanks in advaced,
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Have a look at the Meteorite Identification page from Portland State University and a similar page from UNM.

Meteorites are typically not round. The rocks in both pictures look very rounded, which is more typical of Earth-based erosion. The fact that several appeared in the same rock makes it sound like a sedimentary deposit of some sort.
 
Thanks Vagn, your answer was very helpful especially in this character, It's not oddly shaped, it's rounded,
 

davenn

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I wondered,
and I just gussing that's a meteorites
not likely, not like any of the 100's of meteorites I have seen, including the ones I own

Here's a small sample of the meteorites and tektites I have



I will be very thankful to help me identify them,
Look more like a sedimentary breccia

Try a better photo ... the focus has locked on the background and not on the rock
and because of that, I cannot tell if it is crystals I can see ( particularly on the second pic) or something else

Is it strongly magnetic ?, that's a reasonable indicator but keep in mind many common earth rocks
also have magnetic properties, eg basalt lava


Dave
 
Thanks dave,
I have a cleared video about it on my computer, but I didn't find the option how to upload it her to see it, or I must to upload it on youtube then insert the link ?
 

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Thanks dave,
I have a cleared video about it on my computer, but I didn't find the option how to upload it her to see it, or I must to upload it on youtube then insert the link ?
Maybe just take a couple clear screenshots from the video and attach those here?
 

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Thanks dave,
I have a cleared video about it on my computer, but I didn't find the option how to upload it her to see it, or I must to upload it on youtube then insert the link ?
yes, you could do that .. a link to a youtube video is a good way
Or as berkeman said .....

Maybe just take a couple clear screenshots from the video and attach those here?

Still photos are still the best quality. Whichever way you go, just make sure you have
got the focus right :smile:


cheers
Dave
 

Tom.G

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And include a ruler in the photo. Oh, and if you have a scale you can put it on to show the weight all in one photo, that too would be useful information.
 

davenn

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Hello friends,
This the video that I told you about,
Is this is a meteorite ?
OK, not the best light, too many shadows

As I asked earlier, please take a couple of sharp, well lit photos ( preferably outside in natural light but not in direct sunlight)

I still cannot determine this ......

I cannot tell if it is crystals I can see ( particularly on the second pic) or something else
Where did you find this rock, country and close approx location ?


Dave
 

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That's a peppercorn.

Probably terrestrial.
 
This looks quite like an iron sulphide (pyrite) nodule. It seems to be a mass of cubic crystals typical of pyrite. here's a similar nodule I picked up from the Cretaceous chalk area in north Wiltshire, UK.
 

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OK, not the best light, too many shadows

As I asked earlier, please take a couple of sharp, well lit photos ( preferably outside in natural light but not in direct sunlight)

I still cannot determine this ......



Where did you find this rock, country and close approx location ?


Dave
Thanks davenn, the stones are so far from me right now, I will try to take a cleared photos next few days,
and about the location, I found them in Chlef city in Algeria country, the approx location is about 35 km near to Mediterranean Sea ( North Africa )

Abdellatif,
 
This looks quite like an iron sulphide (pyrite) nodule. It seems to be a mass of cubic crystals typical of pyrite. here's a similar nodule I picked up from the Cretaceous chalk area in north Wiltshire, UK.
Pyrite ! wow !
Thanks Chrismayo,
 

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Thanks davenn, the stones are so far from me right now, I will try to take a cleared photos next few days,
and about the location, I found them in Chlef city in Algeria country, the approx location is about 35 km near to Mediterranean Sea ( North Africa )

Abdellatif,

cool :smile: I do have a couple of meteorite samples from NW Africa area.
There are several known strewn fields in the region ... mainly chondrite variety
rocky with some nickel/iron present. see my page ....


for some of my meteorites ( I must update it one day, many more to add)


Dave
 

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