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I think I might have found a meteorite,it weighs about >a pound,looks like a lava rock only bigger,it does not >affect a metal detector.Is this a meteorite?



Replies:
If by looking like lava you mean it has a foamy, bubbly appearance, then the answer is almost certainly no. Meteorites normally have a smooth, dull, darkened surface, as their surface is partially melted in their fall, and so they do not have pits and craters and half-formed bubbles on their surface. If you live anywhere in LA, Griffith Observatory has a display on how to tell meteorites from other rocks.

Dr. C Grayce



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