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#3703527 - 07/05/14 08:10 PM I think it came from outer space
Piddler
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I have a solid black shinny rock. It is between the size of hickory nut and a walnut. It is very heavy. It would probably take 3 limestone rocks this size to weigh as much as this one.

I found it several years ago while arrow head hunting.

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#3703696 - 07/06/14 07:31 AM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: Piddler]
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Is it magnetic? I mean will a magnet stick to it?
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#3703866 - 07/06/14 02:51 PM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: KENBOB10]
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Yeah, if it's magnetic you may have a chunk of meteorite which equals big value.
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#3703885 - 07/06/14 03:45 PM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: JW1]
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Pics????
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#3704024 - 07/06/14 08:19 PM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: timberjack86]
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I haven't tried a magnet, and I can't find the cord to my camera. I'll try the magnet.
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#3704184 - 07/07/14 07:35 AM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: Piddler]
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Well the magnet didn't stick so I guess it's not from outer space.
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#3704187 - 07/07/14 07:48 AM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: Piddler]
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it still could be from outer space but just not valuable.. I have several of the same type rocks you described and if you break them open it looks like they have "gold" inside them.. I sold 3 of them to a dept. head at the University of Sewanee on ebay a few years ago.. he did confirm they were from space but just trash rocks... I know where a whole bunch of them are out in a field we used to farm...
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#3705438 - 07/08/14 07:44 PM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: pressfit]
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I found this one in a farm field along Little River here in Townsend. Little River sometimes floods this field. It may have come out of the Smoky Mountains.

It's not as heavy as a piece of lead this size. I don't want to break it open to see what is inside.

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#3706562 - 07/10/14 07:43 AM Re: I think it came from outer space [Re: Piddler]
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Without seeing it, its hard to say what it might be. The first thing that came to my mind though was a piece of iron ore.
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