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How to ID / Identify a Meteorite - Stone

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or Join us on Facebook! In 3 simple steps, you can identify if a stone is a meteorite or meteorwrong. All done in the field while hunting, only requires a magnet, a file, and the knowledge in this video. Far too many people think they have meteorites but don't know for sure. Here is the video to find out. And don't be afraid of bad news, only 1 in a 500 have a meteorite.

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Написал: Barry Plush, 10.03.2014, 12:48

I understand that meteorites fall more or less randomly over the planet. However that does not mean that any area on earth is as good as any other area to find them. In South Australia and Western Australia there is an area known as the Nullabor Plain. It has limestone bedrock, (ie an ancient coral reef) so the ground is relatively light in colour . There are virtually no trees. The area has been geologically inactive for a very long time, so things have not been buried under volcanic ash or covered with other deposits. I am told that when viewed from the air 90% of dark objects on the ground are meteorites. Most of the rest are human artifacts. The one time that I flew over this area was in a commercial jet. That was too high an altitude to pick up much detail. I hope to visit this area again in a private aircraft.
Написал: JadenVlotman, 30.07.2014, 07:01

Does it have to be a diamond file?
Написал: michael's southern, 15.04.2014, 01:12

thanks for the help for my project
Написал: Jenni Reyes, 01.01.2014, 06:57

Interesting and useful if you like rocks.... I do!
Написал: Gavin McDonald, 18.04.2014, 20:30

thanks, my rock has too many holes and has no iron
Написал: eric jacobs, 22.03.2014, 11:56

Anyone know of any high quality videos of lunar samples/rocks that have sound?
Написал: stedmans4christ ., 20.01.2014, 04:48

that is the dorkiest hat...and vid
Написал: Random Green Pear in Rain, 24.11.2013, 15:56

check check check double check i have a meteorite, imma sell it!!
Написал: emma marky, 17.07.2014, 17:15

What if u found a meteorite on a beach would the surface area be different to a one found on land?
Написал: Philip Gastone, 10.02.2014, 19:51

Ok, I went through all the techniques shown and the last, when sanded.....bright metal flecks, it even sparked. Found this fist sized baby in a stream bed along with several other possible meteorite pieces and I'd say that the iron content is extreme. Probably even greater than 30% as it pulls a regular magnet from over 3 inches away from it and a strong magnet from nearly 4-5 inches. After old Wormouth Brothers Foundry went out of business I obtained the conveyor belt nose magnets for separating iron from the black sand and they can easily lock on to over 50 pound objects so we drag the streams and dried beds for them before but we'll be going out more often now to find even more of these goodies :) My thanks for these easy to grasp techniques,, will take a pic and post on your FB for your opinion.
Написал: Guile Johnson, 23.02.2014, 02:38

Very helpful that's 
Написал: Diverse Videos Enterprises, 10.11.2013, 22:17

Nice info video, I've learned a lot from this.
Написал: haji shariff Jamaludeen, 14.11.2013, 16:07

useful tips
Написал: JadenVlotman, 13.07.2014, 20:51

One of my rocks are rusted but isn't magnetic, wait a minute...
Написал: Grimgold Goblin, 03.06.2014, 19:58

You cannot grind a face in a meteorite in centimeters unless you are in France.
Написал: JadenVlotman, 13.07.2014, 20:42

Meteorites don't have holes you said. But they can have small pin-sized holes that looks like they have been poked by a needle or something 
Написал: Yunisar Ibrahim, 06.07.2014, 14:48

After see the instruction in this video. I 'm sure that i have one... before i see this video i am not realy sure. Is lab test needed?
Написал: jeffs1000, 05.07.2014, 17:28

found a freshly fallen chondrite or stony meteorite that I witnessed. It landed in my lawn shaking my house. Its the size of a tennis ball only issues I have are its not that heavy like most meteorites, and although it has metal flecks its not that much lighter in the inside.
Написал: Ayaz xio ming, 22.02.2014, 10:01

nice 
Написал: GilgameshEthics, 06.04.2014, 18:37

There are plenty of meteorites that fail the magnet test, but are still legit. Look up the meteorite man episode of the podcast Crystal Clear Radio if you'd like more info.
Написал: Ruben MrMeteorite Garcia, 22.12.2013, 18:30

cool
Написал: waccamawcharlieblue, 12.03.2014, 18:40

McCartney, will you look up High Shoals Meteorite video and tell me what that rock looks like to you? I have not done any tests to it as I did not have anything with me at the time and its in the middle of a river and its big. But if you think its worthwhile, I'll go back and do it. Thanks. David
Написал: grrttr, 23.03.2014, 16:06

about 5% of meteorites do not attract magnets.
Написал: xXMeecrobXx, 07.05.2014, 00:26

I've found a lil piece of metal big as a nugget about 42 grams. It have something you can call underside and upside, on the underside I can see a matrix but without making a window in it.... is it possible if a small molten meteorite hits the ground to make the matrix appear on impact?
Написал: avgrim77, 30.06.2014, 10:46

I have a 140 gram meteorite!