Is this a Meteorite?

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Can someone help me to identify weather it is a meteroite or not? It has fusion crust,it is magnetic,it has metal flakes,it has meteorite crystal orange olivine and I may have rub 2 times that too hard to obtain the streak.
 

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Hi Het. Welcome.

PF tries to keep intros separate from science questions. Better to post your question in the Astro forum.
Also, if you can add a pic of your rock as an attachment, that'd prolly be a huge help.
 
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A good one for @davenn
 
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Looks to me like, rather than a meteorite, a meteor that burnt up in the atmosphere.
 
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It has fusion crust
How do you know? It may have a crust, but how do you know it is a fusion crust?

t has meteorite crystal orange olivine
How do you know it's olivine?
 
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Can someone help me to identify weather it is a meteroite or not? It has fusion crust,it is magnetic,it has metal flakes,it has meteorite crystal orange olivine and I may have rub 2 times that too hard . Actually this rock has very aerodynamic !

How do you know? It may have a crust, but how do you know it is a fusion crust?


How do you know it's olivine?
Because the crust looks like egg shell and interior is lighter then crust.
 
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Can someone help me to identify weather it is a meteroite or not? It has fusion crust,it is magnetic,it has metal flakes,it has meteorite crystal orange olivine and I may have rub 2 times that too hard to obtain the streak.

so where is the rock ?? there is no photo ...
 
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Because the crust looks like egg shell and interior is lighter then crust.
If it looks like egg shell, that's quite light colored, and if the interior is lighter still, why do you think its olivine?

You really need to post a photo. There is a reason people keep asking you.
 
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If we cannot get a photo, we cannot help. Period. I will check back tomorrow. No photo means we close the thread. Thank you.
 
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Looks to me like, rather than a meteorite, a meteor that burnt up in the atmosphere.
Wait, was this a joke??

(It must have been one that evaporated before it went over our heads.)
 
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The pictures are well done!
 
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Do you think this is a meteorite?
 
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Hi ya Het Patel
welcome to PF :smile:

Do you think this is a meteorite?

No definitely not, there are zero observable signs that one would expect for a meteorite
It does not have a fusion crust. ... it looks like an Earth rock, maybe a greywacke or similar

I collect meteorites and have ~ 250 of them from all over the world
This is what a fusion crust looks like......
Chelyabinsk Feb. 2013 -- very fresh crust
#066 Chelyabinsk Russia OC LL5 b.jpg


or
A Northwest Africa meteorite somewhat older crust
NWA 1.5kg a.jpg


Here's a www site that will make a good reading place for you
https://meteoritegallery.com/what-do-meteorites-look-like/
 
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It looks like earth rock because it may be stony meteorites??
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its fusion crust looks somewhat similar to 2nd one
 
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Hi ya Het Patel
welcome to PF :smile:



No definitely not, there are zero observable signs that one would expect for a meteorite
It does not have a fusion crust. ... it looks like an Earth rock, maybe a greywacke or similar

I collect meteorites and have ~ 250 of them from all over the world
This is what a fusion crust looks like......
Chelyabinsk Feb. 2013 -- very fresh crust
View attachment 284855

or
A Northwest Africa meteorite somewhat older crust
View attachment 284856

Here's a www site that will make a good reading place for you
https://meteoritegallery.com/what-do-meteorites-look-like/
It may not look like crust but it is . And my camera quality is not that great
 
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Hi ya Het Patel
welcome to PF :smile:



No definitely not, there are zero observable signs that one would expect for a meteorite
It does not have a fusion crust. ... it looks like an Earth rock, maybe a greywacke or similar

I collect meteorites and have ~ 250 of them from all over the world
This is what a fusion crust looks like......
Chelyabinsk Feb. 2013 -- very fresh crust
View attachment 284855

or
A Northwest Africa meteorite somewhat older crust
View attachment 284856

Here's a www site that will make a good reading place for you
https://meteoritegallery.com/what-do-meteorites-look-like/
Anyways thanks for your reply
 
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has meteorite crystal orange olivine

I don't see any obvious yellow - green olivine crystals
This is what they typically look like in a meteorite, normally a pallasite which also has lots of metal
Again, from my collection ....
The Sericho Pallasite from Kenya
#170 Sericho Kenya b.jpg



it has metal flakes

Again, I dont see any obvious metal flakes. Stony meteorites often have metal flakes, this is a feature that is non-existent
in Earth rocks and is a good indicator of a meteorite, this is what it commonly looks like in a chondrite meteorite .....
Tenham, Queensland, Australia
#152 Tenham L6 QLD Australia b.jpg


You can see all the little flakes of metal through the sample, this just doesn't happen with Earth rocks

it is magnetic

Irons, Pallasites and Chondrites are all attracted to a magnet with their varying amounts of iron and nickel that is present
Achondrite meteorites have near to zero metal and are rarely attracted to a magnet. Examples are ....
Lunar and Martian breccias and the H.E.D series of asteroid achondrites.
You need to remember that many Earth rocks are also attracted to a magnet including the two most mis-identified ones,
volcanic basalts and andesites

regards
Dave
 
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I don't see any obvious yellow - green olivine crystals
This is what they typically look like in a meteorite, normally a pallasite which also has lots of metal
Again, from my collection ....
The Sericho Pallasite from Kenya
View attachment 284858




Again, I dont see any obvious metal flakes. Stony meteorites often have metal flakes, this is a feature that is non-existent
in Earth rocks and is a good indicator of a meteorite, this is what it commonly looks like in a chondrite meteorite .....
Tenham, Queensland, Australia
View attachment 284859

You can see all the little flakes of metal through the sample, this just doesn't happen with Earth rocks



Irons, Pallasites and Chondrites are all attracted to a magnet with their varying amounts of iron and nickel that is present
Achondrite meteorites have near to zero metal and are rarely attracted to a magnet. Examples are ....
Lunar and Martian breccias and the H.E.D series of asteroid achondrites.
You need to remember that many Earth rocks are also attracted to a magnet including the two most mis-identified ones,
volcanic basalts and andesites

regards
Dave
This is because I have have not grinded window yet and secondly my camera quality is dull😖
 
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Sorry you were not able to see an obvious olivine because my camera couldn't capture that clearly
 
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Sorry you were not able to see an obvious olivine because my camera couldn't capture that clearly

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in my stone it somewhat looks like this.
 
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It may not look like crust but it is . And my camera quality is not that great

It's a weathering crust NOT a meteoritic fusion crust

You are talking to some one who has been doing meteorite collecting/studying for 30 years
If you want to learn, listen to me!
I have given you good advice, since you refuse to listen to it, that is your loss :frown:
 
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This is because I have have not grinded window yet and secondly my camera quality is dull😖

you didnt need to .... it was obvious without doing that :smile:
 

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