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Dec 27, 2013 9:04 AM

meteorite, silver?


Merry christmas!

I found this stone few days ago, was wondering if you could help me to identify it?

Its silvery, sparkly, very magnetic, and very heavy...

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    Dec 27, 2013 8:31 PM (in response to 1bear)
    Re: meteorite, silver?

    Hi 1bear, happy christmas to you and your family as well.

    Your specimen is very interesting and could be blast furnace slag, was it found inland or on the coast?

    Nice find.



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      Dec 27, 2013 9:43 PM (in response to Tabfish)
      Re: meteorite, silver?

      Yes - an interesting object.

      The surface texture suggests slag to me, but let's not get ahead of the evidence...


      By 'very magnetic', do you mean:

      - it attracts unmagnetized steel, or

      - that a magnet is attracted to it?


      Streak test result?...




      Does it 'ring' when you hit it with something hard (somewhat depends how you hold it), or does it give a dull thud?



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