[meteorite-list] Meteorite-wrong pics
From: Dave Freeman mjwy <dfreeman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Sep 27 14:15:00 2006
Could be a large mill ball brought from the ball mills used for grinding
ore in the western US. I have seen them up to 6 inches. Would have some
nickel in it as a mill ball. Very tough to cut as well as I have cut
and polished a mill ball, will wear out the equipment fast.
Dave Freeman Rock Springs, WY
>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.
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