Needles

If it contains large needle-like features, then it is not a meteorite.

In a meteorite, it is rare to find any linear crystal or clast that is 1 millimeter or greater in length and has an aspect ratio (length/width) greater than about 3. If there are lots of needle-like features, then the rock is not a meteorite.

All of the photos below were sent to me by persons asking whether the rock was a meteorite. None of them are meteorites. Note that none of the rocks has a fusion crust.

These rocks are not meteorites. Most are terrestrial volcanic rocks with acicular (needle-like) mineral grains.

Crystals in some basaltic meteorites may be needle-like, but they can only be seen with a microscope.