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Old 04-21-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Found the Weirdest rock !!

Found this while exploring a creek a couple weeks ago. Weirdest rock I've ever seen.

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Old 04-21-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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Looks very interesting. From the top almost skull like.
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Ancient Aliens??
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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That hole goes in 2-3" into a little cavity.
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Dude. I googled that. I think itís a meteorite. I hope you took it for observation.
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Dude. I googled that. I think itís a meteorite. I hope you took it for observation.
I've got 3 samples I took from it. One on it's way to Washington State Univ. One to a local Univ Geo dept. and one in our lab at work. I magnified one of the chips I took and it's almost identical to a Carbonaceous Chondrite. One test it fails is it's not Magnetic. 95% of all Meteorites are Magnetic. If this were one of the "Rare" Lunar type.....with the size of it....I can retire tomorrow.
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I've got 3 samples I took from it. One on it's way to Washington State Univ. One to a local Univ Geo dept. and one in our lab at work. I magnified one of the chips I took and it's almost identical to a Carbonaceous Chondrite. One test it fails is it's not Magnetic. 95% of all Meteorites are Magnetic. If this were one of the "Rare" Lunar type.....with the size of it....I can retire tomorrow.


10-4. You are ahead of me. I did see where some are hundreds per gram.
You must be a rock hound.
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10-4. You are ahead of me. I did see where some are hundreds per gram.
You must be a rock hound.
Amateur "Rock Pup" maybe. Mom was into rock collecting and I just fell into it.
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Looks like basalt to me.

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X2 on basalt with eroded inclusions.
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Since it is in a stream, the circular depressions worn into its surface were likely caused by smaller rocks caught in the eddies as the water flowed over and around the rock.

My first impression was a meteor also.

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All good possibilities. Basalt ? If I lived near an ocean or in close proximity to a volcano...then I'd say yeah.

No telling how long it's been buried. It was recently uncovered in the creek when flooding removed about a foot of the bottom of the creek and it appeared.
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Found this while exploring a creek a couple weeks ago. Weirdest rock I've ever seen.

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Very cool find, keep us posted.
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If I lived near an ocean.
You may not live near to an ocean, but an ocean once lived where you are now.

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You may not live near to an ocean, but an ocean once lived where you are now.

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That's very true Bruce !
Probably a volcano at some point in time.
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Youíll find volcanoes (extinct and active) at extinct and active subduction zones. East coast, west coast, and mid-continent rift zone. Plenty of basalt.
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Thinking of one of those old Creep Show movies when farmer finds a rock, then he starts turning into a plant....
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Found this while exploring a creek a couple weeks ago. Weirdest rock I've ever seen.

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If there's a college nearby their geology Department could probably tell you a lot about that
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Speaking of old creep-shows, here is a song to go with them....LOL!
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When I rolled that thing over in the creek...that back side kind of freaked me out.
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