Too Flat

If the rock is flat or has a flat side, then it is not a meteorite

Meteorites do not have flat parts. We have been sent photos of meteorwrongs with three kinds of flatness.

  • Layered sedimentary rocks that are flat on two sides. Meteorites are not layered.
  • Some igneous rocks (the one on the upper left, below?) fracture along planes, leaving a flat surface.
  • Man-made things that started out molten and (1) solidified in a confined space so that the top is flat or (2) were poured onto a concrete or other hard floor so the bottom is flat.
Once again, please note: None of these rocks has a fusion crust.