How exciting it is to think that you might have a real meteorite on your hands?! Something that is not of this earth, how cool is that?! Well, for a Geo-Geek like me that’s some pretty exciting shiz…let me tell you! Amber from New Mexico asks me a great question:
“How do you know if you have a real meteorite? And what is your opinion on Meteorite Hunting?”
Lets start with this… How do you know if you have the real McCoy?
Real Meteorites share Certain Geological Characteristics:
- Very Dense
- Iron Rich
If the meteorite has fallen to earth fairly recently it might have Fusion Crust – like an ashy appearance when it burned up coming through our atmosphere.
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