Meteorite found while hiking


Meteorite found while hiking.
Weight : 996 grams
Volume: 182 mL
Density: 5.45 g/mL
Contain Iron and Nickle
Attract by magnet
Fusion crust


Riri Azrak
octobre 19, 2017

Lucky you

Rita Stephan
octobre 19, 2017

Hi Sami, can u tell where did you find it? Which region? Thx

    Sami Bado
    octobre 13, 2017

    Bchellema area (Mtain – Aintoura – Mrouj)

    Rita Stephan
    octobre 13, 2017

    Ok, cz usually in this area metallic iron ores exist, so ur rock might be minerai de fer (u have also in the region marjaba cave used for the exploitation of iron)

    Sami Bado
    octobre 13, 2017

    Rita, you are right, at first i thought the same, until i noticed the fusion crust while taking a macro picture, then i sent the pictures to a specialist site, they told me to do different tests, (magnet, window, volume, weight, density and many others) and the result came out positive, i learn a lot of things that i had no idea how to differ earth rocks from space rocks.

    Sami Bado
    octobre 13, 2017

    Rita, Things i learned, for example, the first test i made with magnet came out negative, they asked me how i did it? i explain that i approach a magnet to the rock and it didn’t stuck, they explained that my test was wrong, i should hang the magnet wi…

    Sami Bado
    octobre 13, 2017

    Rita, at the end after many tests, they asked me to make the streak test : that i should get a ceramic tile, and on the none-glazed side, i should move the rock vigorously, if it leave streaks (red-brown or black-grey) then it will fail the meteorite test. with this rock it left no marks at all.

    Rita Stephan
    octobre 13, 2017

    Very interesting Sami thanks for sharing the info, i will test mine too, bcz i have collected them from the region

Sami Bado
octobre 19, 2017

Bchellema area (Mtain – Aintoura – Mrouj)

Rita Stephan
octobre 19, 2017

Ok, cz usually in this area metallic iron ores exist, so ur rock might be minerai de fer (u have also in the region marjaba cave used for the exploitation of iron)

Sami Bado
octobre 20, 2017

Rita, Things i learned, for example, the first test i made with magnet came out negative, they asked me how i did it? i explain that i approach a magnet to the rock and it didn’t stuck, they explained that my test was wrong, i should hang the magnet wi…

Sami Bado
octobre 19, 2017

Rita, at the end after many tests, they asked me to make the streak test : that i should get a ceramic tile, and on the none-glazed side, i should move the rock vigorously, if it leave streaks (red-brown or black-grey) then it will fail the meteorite test. with this rock it left no marks at all.

Henriette Azar
octobre 20, 2017

Wow…..what does it mean ????

Sami Bado
octobre 20, 2017

search for meteorite

Rita V. Kalindjian
octobre 20, 2017

Shared on my « rocks & fossils of lebanon »

Margo Brakhia
octobre 20, 2017

WOW! sounds exciting 🙂