[meteorite-list] Nevada Meteorite/Meteorwrong

From: Nicholas Gessler <gessler_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Jul 12 13:05:09 2004
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I remember visiting a dry lake valley in Nevada loaded with tons of magnetite.
Looked just like this. In fact, I have a few pieces in my yard.
Cutting into it or trying to break off a chunk with a hammer should be
Brittle - easy to cut or break - slate black interior -> magnetite.
Tough - hard to cut or break - shiny metal -> possible iron meteorite.
That test should take less than 50 seconds...
Received on Mon 12 Jul 2004 12:54:05 PM PDT

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