Rock hounds ,Rock (not roll) enthusiasts. What is this rock?

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  1. thomo57

    thomo57 Super Member

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    I would like to know what it is not what it looks like:)
    l picked up this rock many moons ago in North west Queensland.
    It is about 2.5 cm high and metallic.
    A magnet sticks to it.
    Is it a naturally occurring earthly rock or is it a meteorite.
    The colour is a consistent chocolate brown except for a darker line like inclusion just above the bulbous area.

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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Looks a bit like Red Hematite, or most likely, as you say it is magnetic almost certainly a meteorite.
     
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  3. nj pheonix

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    Looks like a petrified raisinette.
     
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  4. thomo57

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    Is that another name for a coprolite
     
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  5. thomo57

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    Being metallic and with that flared end looks like what would happen when it impacted but there could be other obvious explanations
     
  6. thomo57

    thomo57 Super Member

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    Must be some more knowledgeable rock hounds out there with an opinion on what it may or may not be or we have exhausted the options.
     
  7. nj pheonix

    nj pheonix AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Maybe give it a look?
     
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  8. bobabode

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    Looks like a piece of water worn iron ore to me.
     
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  9. John James

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    My guess would be meteorite.
     
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  10. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    I'm going with probability and saying its a high iron oxide rock.

    Meteorites are rare and iron ones more rare.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteorite

    FWIW, I can go down to the creek in my backyard with a strong magnet and get rocks to stick to it.
    I used a strong magnet in ND in one of the small lakes and had the same luck.

    Earth is made of a lot of iron.
    From Wikipedia

     
  11. thomo57

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    There is another test to perform which is to sand a section down which exposes the internal make up which tells me one way or the other .
     

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