|Meteorite of Meteor Wrong
Alright, you've looked at the photos, so now what do you think?
Are they meteorites, or meteor wrongs?
Before you make your decision, let me give you all the facts. All of the specimens are
attracted to a magnet, and they are very heavy for their size.
Personally I do not think they are meteorites. All of the specimens appear to be made of
the same material, and obviously they have some iron content. As you can see in the
photos, some of the specimens have an obvious crystalline form on the outside, which I
doubt would have made it through the earths atmosphere, so they must have formed
I have really been puzzled by these specimens, and have been unsuccessful at getting
them identified. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to show them to a Geologist in the
near future so I can find out what they really are. If you have knowledge of what these
specimens might be, please send me an e-mail, and let me know what I have.
|Here is an update: After hours of searching the Internet, I believe I have identified my
specimens! Iron pyrite and marcasite appear to be the correct identification. Some of the more
crystalline forms may be "cockscomb" marcasite, and the others are most likely Iron Pyrite
concretions. Either way, they are pretty cool specimens. Once I got an idea of what they might be, I
ran numerous searches on Iron Pyrite, marcasite, and various combinations. The results are very
interesting to say the least. Specimens such as these have a rich history in folklore around the
world. They are sought after by collectors because of their uniqueness, and it seems that the way
they are formed is debatable among geologists. After further research, I may give these specimens
their own page dedicated to their true form. Until then, If you are still interested, I encourage you to
search the Internet for Iron pyrite, marcasite, and concretions. I think you will find it very