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  1. I think its "a bust" guys and gals. 2 week later the cracks looked like an egg fallen on the ground. I could bust it up with my fingers this time. slag-a-licious crapola stone. At least the ax head is authentic. Mohawk Iroquois circa 1400-1500. Primarily used for wood, not scalps. Read here: This stuck out in particular to me: "During the later period when iron axes came into common use, it appears that useable stone axes were purposely broken in half and thrown away."
  2. I love how lots of people put a mercury dime, buffalo nickel, or standing liberty quarter in their shot for size comparison! Maybe we all have some weird thing in common?
  3. There are 2 original posts at the start of this thread: First set of 3 pics is the meteorite The second set of three pics is the axe head. the axe head is not the meteorite thanks
  4. Actually, I was just kicking around my hometown. Erie, Pennsylvania. Thank you for the input about the axe head. It came from the field around my parents house. Seneca, Eriez, or Iriquois I think. Rather bloody Native American battles in these parts. ========= Yes, the white spots are metal in the meteorite candidate. So any input on pros and cons of the meteorite candidate?
  5. I was on vacation when I found the above specimen. (Northwestern PA.) Found this Native American ax-head in a field on another walk. Thought you all might appreciate the pics!
  6. Found this by eye. I would appreciate everyones thoughts. Here are the simple details: • 26.6 Grams • Magnetic • Window reveals metal specks • Does not streak brownish red • Only one like it in the area • Cracked from impact or high heat? Thanks all!
  7. I am only a hobbyist when it comes to meteorites. I had a similar question as yours a while back. Found quite an odd sample in Lake Erie last year. I live in northern PA. Very wet here and the soil is quite acidic. I feel it would be silly for people to think there aren't meteorites scattered in EVERY part of the world. As you said -- Arid dry climate is easier to spot them as well as to keep them preserved. Us "Northern" people are (hopefully) finding specimens quite different from specimens from arid climates. So I fundamentally believe if you live in a damp climate: 1) Iron corrodes, even if it is from a from outer space. 2) Fusion crust may be non-existent. (Rust and weathering from underneath and the fusion crust crumbles off.) 3) Streak test a rusty meteorite and guess what color streak you will get? Reddish brown. (I wonder how many meteorites were discarded that way...) Just my two cents......
  8. Found it in Northern PA Not sure what it is, but I am pretty sure it is not copper. Like I wrote earlier, This rock cuts out on a metal detector where gold cuts out. A solid copper penny reads at max discrimination whereas this rock does not. It appears that the dark coating with the chondrules was only a 1-2 millimeter coating over the whole rock. It is all metal inside. A quick $5 acid test at the jeweler will tell me if it is gold or not. If it is gold, I will be even further perplexed buy its structure. I will also mention that the rock still has these tiny and diverse chondrules "cemented" to the exterior of the metal. I am no rock expert but I would think that only heat and pressure could do such a thing. The metal is fluid in some areas and jagged in others. There are noticable linear lines in some areas of the metal. The rock is tear drop shaped and very smooth and curved at the widest point. ( <---like that. :P
  9. Hi Paleface, I am using a Tesoro Compadre in "All Metal" mode. It's not a high end $$$ model, but definitely not "Wally World" I am using a fresh battery and same results. Detector works fine. This rock does not read whereas other ferrous rocks have. I ground the window using an electric grinding wheel. It shot some sparks during grinding as iron would, but not enough to prove to me it was primarily iron. Streak test results are mixed: I streak tested the exposed window I ground and got nothing but a rock with porcelain powder on it. No streak. BUT!!!! Some areas of the rock streak reddish black and some areas streak black. God, I hate streak tests. Alot of meteorites are partially Iron and DO rust. We all know what color a rusted surface would streak as. Look at the first photo for the POSSIBLE regmaglypts. Thumbprint indentations at the top center. At any rate, this rock DOES NOT HAVE A FUSION CRUST. Unless reflective brown is an option. All inconclusive.
  10. Very odd I streaked it on ceramic and more "Gold" appeared... I took out the ol' dremel and a brush wheel and then cleaned it with my fingers and metal polish. A tiny piece came off and it is very malleable. I crimped the tiny piece with pliers and it took the form of the pliers teeth. Further test with my metal detector: The rock cuts out at the high end of where gold reads. A solid copper penny still reads at max discrimination whereas this rock does not. This rules out copper for me and last time I checked Pyrite was not malleable. I really want to do an acid test on this and test for carats. Jeweler not in till monday :( Pic attached.
  11. Thanks for the feedback but remember not all meteorites contain iron. I was thinking along the lines of "carbonaceous chondrite."
  12. Some macros using a magnifying glass. Best I could do. The first photo shows the colors in it very accurately.
  13. Found this last summer metal detecting: - It is very heavy/dense and very hard. - It is coated with aggregated chondrules - It has olivine seepage and olivine chondrules - It has gold deposits. They are soft and have not tarnished for over a year. *SEE NOTE* - It has various metal particles on the exterior. Some shiny and some rusted in appearance. - Some particles on the outside look like iron meteorites. - It is NOT MAGNETIC I wish I could get some macro shots but I don't have the camera to do it. I will say it is amazing under a 14x loupe. Any ideas on what it may be? I figured a few rock hounds out there may have some theories. *NOTE* I am quite positive the gold deposits are not pyrite. The deposits are much warmer in color and they are soft.
  14. Ground it down to peek inside. For as shiny as it is, my metal detector barely recognizes it... Yet there is enough iron in it to be attracted to a magnet. The rock itself does not attract iron so it is not magnetite. Weird. Pic attached.
  15. Found this by eye. Here are the characteristics: Heavy (100 grams) Very Magnetic Seems to have regmaglypts Pics attached.