Rock Found in Field Turns Out to Be 4.6GY Old Meteorite

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Rock Fragment Found in Field Turns Out to Be Ancient 4.6-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

A small fragment of rock found lying in a field in Gloucestershire in the UK may not have looked like much to the casual passerby ...
A small fragment of rock found lying in a field in Gloucestershire in the UK may not have looked like much to the casual passerby ...

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I'm curious how this was found, if not by a "casual passerby". Did there happen to be a meteorite expert wandering in the Gloucestershire field?
 
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Summary:: Rock Fragment Found in Field Turns Out to Be Ancient 4.6-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

A small fragment of rock found lying in a field in Gloucestershire in the UK may not have looked like much to the casual passerby ...

Did there happen to be a meteorite expert wandering in the Gloucestershire field?
Let's ask @davenn how he found his!
 
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I used to live close to Westfield Mass, known as "Whip City" since the early 1900's when buggy whip manufacture was a large part of its industry. There's still local businesses using the name (e.g., "Whip City Brewing").

Then there's this:



"Meteor at Westfield, MA"
 
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