“It Looks Like a Meteorite to Me”

Meteorite Realities

These two rocks look similar to each other. The one on the left is a meteorite, the one on the right is not – it’s a big chunk of terrestrial hematite. I think that most experienced meteorite hunters and collectors would recognize the one on the left as a meteorite because they know what to look for. There’s no polite way to say this, most people who contact me saying, “It looks like a meteorite to me” don’t know what to look for.

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