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Nov 25, 2012 6:26 PM

Meteorite?


Hi
About 7 years ago we were re-building an old dry stone wall in North Yorkshire built of local limestone. My wife came across a very heavy "rock" in the rubble filling of the wall. It is some 5.5in X 4.25in X 2in at its widest points. It weighs just short of 3 Kg. Under the weathered crust it feels and looks like metal and a magnet is strongly attracted to it. There is a thin black coat apparent on its surface which can be seen in the section I have cut. The photographs attached show the details as best I can. I have done the streak test, on wet & dry paper, no tile being to hand and there is a faint trace. The cut face has been exposed for 7 years with little sign of corrosion in contrast to the surface of much of the rock.

 

We recently re-discovered the metal "rock" and again have wondered if it may be a meteorite. I decided to try and find out, hence this mail.

Best Wishes

Harold MosleyIMG_4076.jpg_MG_4099.jpg_MG_4093.jpgIMG_4077.jpg


 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

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    Nov 26, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to Harold Mosley)
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    wow

     

    you have something here get it along to a museum or local geology expert or University department

    for tests

     

    other than metorite possible. .... there is a post before regarding metorites with links to exellent website

     

     

    • Could be a peice of v.Old iron  ie iron age / roman etc...
    • Shaped like an axe head? OLD axe head Maybe ?
    • War axe ? Saxon etc....
    • scrap iron ???
    • pig iron ingot
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      Nov 27, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to brettarcher)
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      Has a very axe shaped shape for a metorite ... ???? may too square ?

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    Nov 28, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Harold Mosley)
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    IMG_4077.jpg

     

    Axe ??????

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    Nov 28, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to Harold Mosley)
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    IMG_4076.jpg

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