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LCA131
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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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?


Shut up, you piece of shite. If it had been posted on Reddit you would have had it in here weeks ago.


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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
I found another test/guide to help determine if its authentic. Its hard to tell just from pictures but going by your information and the pictures, I definitely believe it is in fact a meteorite. This really is a good OP post and thread. I love stuff like this. Especially the added history of when and how it was found.

As for anyone not convinced, I linked a guide on the second page and here is another guide.

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DavidTheGnome
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
That link doesn't address the shape and sharp angles though.


edit: OP is is magnetic?
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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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Found this page which says

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Meteorites are often squarish.


Image: http://www.meteoritemarket.com/regmag1.jpg



So maybe so which is good news. I'm having a hard time understanding how that would be the case though? How would those edges and such form in space? Via what process?


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
In before people realize that everything on Earth was once a meteorite.


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lsuhunt555
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
We call those Boeing Bombs.


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


He already said it was and screw you for killing Lucas.


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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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That link doesn't address the shape and sharp angles though. 


I would assume friction in the atmosphere and impact on landing. The impact alone could bust it up into all sorts of shapes. Take a sledge hammer to a rock and its a good chance it will have edges and some flat services.

***I know nothing about any of this, just my uneducated guess of how it could happen. Interesting discussion and valid points and questions from you. I don't think you wanting proof from OP is being an a-hole or trolling. I take it that you are just trying to understand and learn just like I am. I'm still inclined to believe it's a real meteorite just from the limited knowledge I have from the few articles I just checked out. But I may be completely wrong. Still a cool thing to have with its own history passed down from his father.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
The OT does not deserve a post of this quality.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
A few of mine. They have weird anomalies. Like a scar across the big one like it was cut with a knife (which it wasn't)

Image: https://i.imgur.com/yfaxopg.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/Lmq70sV.jpg


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BogeyGolf
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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?
Do you have a fricking problem with reading comprehension or any sort of integrated reasoning?
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impacted the floor, shattered and imbedded in the wall of the office.
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The removed the pieces of the meteorite from the wall and took another piece about the same size as this one and chips. I have no idea what happened to those parts.


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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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Do you have a fricking problem with reading comprehension or any sort of integrated reasoning?



Image: http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme.png


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emboslice
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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. In the world of meteorites, it is not all that valuable. There are many much larger and many examples out there, but it was my dad's and now is mine. It is NFS.
Put me on as the first bidder, MD. Super cool story... and I love that it was your dad's and now it's yours. Thanks for sharing


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ZappBrannigan
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
Depending on the setting that's a smart purchase.

Star metal usually counts as adamantine. If he has some levels in monk or equivalent or has taken improvised weapons, can do some really surprising damage without wasting ammo. Maybe the GM will let him put melee enhancements on it too.


DavidTheGnome
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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Some universities site on these

17A

If it's square, rectangular, or has flat sides or parallel sides, then it's probably not a meteorite.

As above, flat sides and square corners are not consistent with an object that has come through the atmosphere.


Image: http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/z_too_square.jpg



OP's doesn't look as square as these though . The one that has the ? by it looks like his in which case it could be.

But..

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

For small meteoroids, 90% of the mass is lost to ablation as it comes through the atmosphere. Edges, "corners," and any other protuberances are the first parts to ablate away. Put an ice cube in water and wait for 90% to melt. The "cube" that's left will have no edges or points. It's like that with meteorites.


Image: http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/z_angles.jpg


What about those?

I'm still just very hung up on how it forms a square shape like that in space. And those sides don't look like they were from a fragmentation. It's got me curious.
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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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I'm still just very hung up on how it forms a square shape like that in space. And those sides don't look like they were from a fragmentation. It's got me curious.


You have to realize that ironite is rolling through the atmosphere hot enough to split that meteorite. It could have possibly split along a perfect "fault line" and been charred during that process. I'm not saying 1000% that it is a meteorite but it's very likely that with the story that it is.


yurintroubl
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
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You have to realize that ironite is rolling through the atmosphere hot enough to split that meteorite. It could have possibly split along a perfect "fault line" and been charred during that process.


This is the perfect prologue to what I was about to post as a comment....

If you've ever purposely gone about creating crystals (which I have... starting with a Junior High science fair project that fared VERY well at state-level competition back when...)... you would understand that the strongest, most prevalent non-biological structures occurring in nature are fairly basic, geometrically structured objects.


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Grammar fix
This post was edited on 2/10 at 3:32 am


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unclejhim
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re: Photos of my Meteorite - It hit a building in Jackson, MS 8/29/1959
Cool story...but I'm surprised you haven't come up with a Meteorite recipe


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