[meteorite-list] Meteorite-wrong pics
From: G. Nicula <treasurehunter_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Sep 27 11:45:00 2006
Hi Dave, do you know how deep this object was buried?
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>I would like to show a picture of what a friend of a friend thinks might be
>a meteorite but I know we are not permitted attachments in our emails to
>the list. Any ideas of how I can post a few pictures?
> The object which this person dug up (on a 20 acre rural plot in Illinois)
> is very round, 9 1/4 inch in diameter and weighs 110 lbs. That's pretty
> much the density of iron, 7.87 g/cc or 492 lb/ft3. It's surface is
> rusted, but it is nearly perfectly round. The rusted surface gives the
> impression of thumbprints but it is simply rusted. I think it's a
> cannonball but am not certain that old cannonballs were this size and
> weighed 110 lbs.
> I filed off a chink to do a nickel test but so far haven't the right
> chemicals to do one.
> Any ideas?
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