Large Holes

If it is stony and contains large holes, then it is not a meteorite

Stony Meteorites

Stony meteorites do not contain centimeter-size (or larger) holes or pits. All the photos below were sent to me by persons inquiring if the object in the photo was a meteorite. None of them are meteorites. Note that none of them has a fusion crust.


Some iron meteorites have large holes – Willamette (15.5 tons). Photo credit: Bettman Archive/Getty Images