Identifying A Meteorite

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Meteorite Identification: The Magnet Test. Meteorites are divided into three basic groups: irons, stones, and stony-irons. Practi.y all meteorites contain a significant amount of extraterrestrial iron and nickel, so the first step in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test..

Meteorite Types: There are Three Main Types of Meteorites: Stony Meteorites are the most common meteorites. They are composed of mostly silicon-based minerals. They are heavier than native rock but are recognizable by their black fusion crust outer layer, that looks almost like a charcoal briquette.They account for approximately 94 of the observed meteorite .How to Identify a Meteorite . This is a series of eight pages. My presumption is that you have found a rock that you think is a meteorite. You want to identify that rock..Meteorite Identification. A useful website which aids in the identification of meteorites..Meteorite Testing. If you are particularly certain that your rock is a meteorite and you really want to convince me or any other scientist , then I urge you to obtain a chemicalysis at a commercial rock-testing laboratory..

  • Identifying A Meteorite Welcome To Kd Meteorites

    If it is the most common meteorite found on our planet, the Stony Meteorite, and if it is a relatively recent fall, then it will still have the black fusion crust.This fusion crust is caused by the friction of our atmosphere as the stone is plummeting to our Earth..

  • How To Identify A Meteorite Step 1

    How to Identify a Meteorite . This is a series of eight pages. My presumption is that you have found a rock that you think is a meteorite. You want to identify that rock..

  • Meteorite Identification How To Identify A Meteorite

    Welcome to Arizona Skies Meteorites Meteorite Identification page. Over the years we have received literally hundreds, maybe even thousands of emails from people that were sure that they had found a meteorite..

  • What To Do If You Think Youve Found A Meteorite

    Meteorite Testing. If you are particularly certain that your rock is a meteorite and you really want to convince me or any other scientist , then I urge you to obtain a chemicalysis at a commercial rock-testing laboratory..

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