With dozens of classifications meteorite identification can be tough. So hard to do in fact that most identification is left to professional scientists with specialized equipment. But, there really are a lot of clues to meteorite identification that can be made by the amateur. With knowledge it is possible to get close to the type of meteorite being examined.
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You have been to the desert or river or perhaps even your backyard and found a rock that is unusual. You think that it might be a meteorite. Here is some simple information about meteorites and meteorite identification to help you get started on finding out for sure. Like the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words. The meteorite photographs here and elsewhere on the internet should be of assistance in determining if it is a meteorite or meteor-wrong.
How do you know that a rock that you have found is a meteorite or not?Meteorites have some characteristics that allow us a short list of easy tests to get started on their identification. See if you rock has any of these features and if it does you may be on your way to having discovered a new rock from space...