Meteorite Photo #30

Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

NWA 4473, Polymict Diogenite. 2.90 grams. 20mm x 200mm. A piece of the asteroid Vesta!

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Camperdown, Australia

No Widmanstatten pattern inside? You sure it's a meteorite? Is it magnetic? Looks like granite to me.
Meteorites have a crust on the outside usually showing the melting and movement that happened on entry ( like small thumprints called regmaglypts) and under a microscope will show crystalisation and also a Widmanstatten pattern after polishing and using nitric acid for ID.

Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

Widmanstatten patterns show up in IRON meteorites. NOT stoney meteorites or pallasites.They are a result of millions of years of slow cooling of the parent body. Thumbprints are not seen on ALL meteorites, irons mostly show these but not ALL the time. Not all meteorites show fusion crust, it depends on weathering and/or age. I've been studying these a long time. These are purchased from HIGHLY reputable dealers. Thanks for the reply but you need to learn a lot more about these wonderful rocks from space.

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