I found this rock at Lynmouth beach last year it stood out from all the others, in colour and weight (7ozs) it's very heavy for it's size, it also has some magnetic properties, it has several bubble shape holes which house some very tiny crystals, it's dark in colour and has a slight gold metallic sheen when angled in the light, some parts of the rock are orange in colour any ideas? I'd love to know what it is, I work for an environmental redmediation company and I showed it to some of the geologists who were baffled.
I'm pretty sure that's a piece of slag, in this case waste from a foundry or other hot metal works.
(It looks similar to basic volcanic rock, but there are a few things not quite right.)
Yes I think so thank you for looking at it, I showed it to a senior geologist and he said he thought it was Iron Slag from a furnace, I really like it though so it's with my other pile of interesting rocks
No I haven't but I've heard about it. I researched how to recognise a Meteorite and I have a better idea now of what they look like now.
I remember walking home many years ago as a teenager in the dark across a field and I saw a one come down right in front of me about 20ft away.. unbelievable... the next day I went back and picked it up. It was pretty easy to find as it was just short grass in the field. I showed it to my dad and he said I wonder what's inside, he hit it with a sledge hammer and smashed it, there was a crust on the outside and what looked like crystals on some kind inside.......I'm not even going to go there... I hate to think what it was worth. Thanks for you help and reply I like it anyway I'm going to keep it