In Marrakech I
bought four iron stones said to be meteorites. They are stones but
slightly magnetic and have what could be ablation marks. Of course they
could be haematite in some form and I suppose the likelihood is that
bought them from a tourist shop of a man whom I think believes they are
meteorites. He told me in conspiratorial whispers in French that he
bought 8 from a man who sold them to him as meteorites from the Sahara,
from a zone controlled by soldiers. He does not know the name of the man
nor where exactly they come from other than the Sahara, but he says the
man was a specialist in stones.
He was dressed as a man of faith and was interested in my interest in meteorites as emenating from the Cosmos.
I have ground down edges on Stones 1 and 2.
Here are pictures I took in natural light through a circular polarised filter (the right hand eyepiece of 3-D spectacles).
And Stone 2:
Well, I'm told by a scientist who knows about these things that they are Meteor-Wrongs. Howver, it has been veryinteresting finding out about them!