posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 03:11 PM
This is a stone that I've had now for about 20 years. I've tried many times through amateur opinion, to identify what it could be. Do to the story
of how my brother found it, we have always assumed meteorite. The problem is that it doesn't look like most meteorites I have compared. Recently I
started looking at lunar meteorites and noticed some similarities. The only one closest to the main composition of mine, would be the
. Though looking at the other
, I noticed that the embedded matter in my rock, similarly
matched most lunar examples. Some of the deposits seem to be feldspar in a crystallized gray soft material. Some feldspar areas are fused in hard
light brown stone. Two different colors of basalts appear on my rock and some deposits are closer to being tektite. Learning that lunites have fusion
crusts that are highly vesicular, also points me towards thinking my rock is one.
Picture of front (Bic lighter is one inch wide)
Example of two colors of basalt (grayish glass color and obsidian color)
Example of feldspar
The rock in general is nearly all a pale, reflective silver color. This is mainly due to what I may never live down, if it turns out to be a lunar
meteorite. When I was ten years old, I took it to my geology class. My teacher had no clue what it was, did some acid tests, hardness tests and
magnetivity tests. Since it was part of my grade to present it. I had it sand blasted to clean it up. If this is indeed the first lunar meteorite
found in North America, I sincerely apologize to the scientific community for being a child.
The rock weighs a little more than a kilogram, was found in northeast Ohio. The exact location, is unknown due to the death of my brother. I hope that
the rock experts here, can help me determine its true identification. The pictures are low grade, due to only having a web cam.