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Jul 4, 2014 12:38 AM

Is this a meteorite ?

I am in Wiltshire and there was a large meteor oven the West Country on Monday night.

Yesterday I found this on the edge of my lawn.

It is very dense, weighs 76g and is covered in what looks like glitter. There is some 'glitter' inside too.

Is it a meteorite ?

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    Jul 4, 2014 10:19 AM (in response to Mousemole)
    Re: Is this a meteorite ?

    The glittery minerals look like mica, and it looks pretty terrestrial to me.

    I see no hints of meteorite - no fusion crust, regmaglypts, etc.

     

    If you like we can check the density, but I suspect it will be less than you imagine.

    Immerse it in water and measure the volume displaced (in ml), the do the division.

     

    Mike

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