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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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I have never had anyone look at it who didn't want to keep it.
I looked at the pictures you posted and you can add me to that list.

Thanks for posting.

I’d imagine some poor caveperson got kilt by a meteorite in front of other cavepersons and it was a BIG deal in the caveperson world.

Og offend swamp god.


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Broke
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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you positive that’s a meteorite though?


I own a few. It appears to be authentic


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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When the Professor borrowed it, my dad had a horrible time getting it back. I have never had anyone look at it who didn't want to keep it.


Image: http://m.quickmeme.com/img/9e/9e73aa84f3269f6e54736e3ec29c141527078bc8485cfa485c73e220a9146746.jpg


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Pectus
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
That is cool. Do you have its papers?

Did you get it registered?


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Havoc
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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It now lives in an old aluminum screw top 35 mm film can in my chest of drawers.

What a glorious ending for it.


But still a cool story.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959


There's probably some extraterrestrial space villain looking for that. Expect a visit from him soon!


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jmitc22
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
You just really don’t want to admit that you overcooked a short rib, do you?


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prplhze2000
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
Weird. Nothing in newspaper about it.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
My aunt found one when she was a kid and brought it to USL to get authenticated. She too had a hard time getting it back, my grandmother had to go up to the school. Years later they gave me a piece. It's in a pill bottle somewhere around here.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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Photos of my Meteorite


Thought Meridian was fixin' to get dirty with us.


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TechDawg2007
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
I’ll give you $3.50 for it baw


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Stexas
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
you should consider donating it to a museum or school as part of your will.


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DavidTheGnome
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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I own a few. It appears to be authentic



Hopefully so for the OP, it's a neat story and something cool to have. But what are you basing that on? The shape, sharp edges, flat surfaces, etc have me at least questioning. How would those flat surfaces and edges form in space?


Soup Sammich
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
This hit in 1959 in Mississippi. A few years earlier a lady in Alabama becomes the first recorded person hit by a meteorite. Not sure I am getting at but caught my attention.


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Soup Sammich
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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Hopefully so for the OP, it's a neat story and something cool to have. But what are you basing that on? The shape, sharp edges, flat surfaces, etc have me at least questioning. How would those flat surfaces and edges form in space?





I definitely believe the OP. Nature makes perfect cubes and every other shape. Look at the salt cubes formed out of the Dead Sea. Nature is one helluva an artist.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
How about posting one more pic of said meteorite?



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puse01
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
Meh....I’ve seen bigger meteorites in the quad.


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DavidTheGnome
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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I definitely believe the OP. Nature makes perfect cubes and every other shape. Look at the salt cubes formed out of the Dead Sea. Nature is one helluva an artist.



It's not that I don't believe the OP, I just question how that would have formed. Salt has a crystalline structure that grows that can give it a cubic shape, but nickel/iron?


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Soup Sammich
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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It's not that I don't believe the OP, I just question how that would have formed. Salt has a crystalline structure that grows that can give it a cubic shape, but nickel/iron?


You may be right, especially about the edges and stuff but I haven't looked at it closely. Found this guide. Should be helpful.

LINK

Eta: from the link.

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If it's angular, with sharp edges or points and no smooth sides, then it's probably not a meteorite.


But it doesn't rule out this particular case.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 9:33 am


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