HiAbout 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.
you have something here get it along to a museum or local geology expert or University department
other than metorite possible. .... there is a post before regarding metorites with links to exellent website
I agree that the tapered end which is more or less square looks "man made" but if it's an axe then what should be the sharp end is thick, more like a club. If it's the product of a metal worker then it's a curious shape and size.
The only way to sort this is to get an analysis done of a section. Does anyone know of an institution or company that can do this?