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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 01:47 pm
Few years ago I was crossing Oman Desert and among miles of sand and some regular rocks I found this one:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8sbz9o7814bj46o/AACTwVUJB7mvWd0FZ5gvkALia?dl=0
The stone has an homogeneous grey color, it's heavy as iron and has this strange surface.
Does any one have any idea of what kind of rock is this?
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Krumple
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 03:15 pm
@arthursimoes,
arthursimoes wrote:

Few years ago I was crossing Oman Desert and among miles of sand and some regular rocks I found this one:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8sbz9o7814bj46o/AACTwVUJB7mvWd0FZ5gvkALia?dl=0
The stone has an homogeneous grey color, it's heavy as iron and has this strange surface.
Does any one have any idea of what kind of rock is this?


To me it looks like a meteorite. It has all the characteristics of a dense material meteorite. Ripples from super heated melted the surface. You say its heavy. Is it magnetic?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 04:25 pm
@Krumple,
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Is it magnetic?
Yea Krump, first q I was also gonna ask
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 04:39 pm
@arthursimoes,
Possibly blackish basalt or even a worn obsidian

https://www.google.com/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm#channel=mac_bm&q=black+volcanic+rock

Krumple
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 04:43 pm
@dalehileman,
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It could be hematite too but where it was found makes that less likely.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2016 04:45 pm
@Krumple,
Krump thanks, mine a wild guess at best
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