[meteorite-list] magnetism

From: Robert & Wendi Beauford <wendirob_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:11 2004
Message-ID: <001c01c16d34$6b6e4400$414897cc_at_wendirob>

'based on magnetism, discovery with metal detector, and so on.'

This phrase from yesterdays conversation brought up a question I've had for
some time.
The phrase 'most meteorites are magnetic' or something similar to it is
widely used. Is there a common guideline for usage that distinguishes items
that in themselves generate a magnetic field and those which do not, but are
attracted by magnets. ie: magnetic v. magnetically attracted
And secondly, are there any meteoritic iron masses that are truly magnetic,
and actually naturally generate noticable magnetic fields of their own?

-Robert Beauford : )
Received on Wed 14 Nov 2001 12:46:55 PM PST

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