You think you've found a meteorite?

That's great, but let's be probably isn't a meteorite. If you can't handle the disappointment of being told that your rock is....well, just a rock .....please don't read any further.

If you're still with us, please read the descriptions below and click on the option which best describes your find.

You have found, or been given, a strange rock. It interests you and you would like to learn more about it's possible meteorite potential. With a completely open mind, you'd like to possibly have a sample appraised free of charge by someone who has worked with meteorites for many years.

Option 2

You have found a strange rock and know without a shadow of a doubt that it's a 100% genuine, extremely rare meteorite that's worth a huge amount of money. If anyone tells you differently, you're going to dispute it, get angry, claim "It's a conspiracy!", and threaten legal action, despite the fact that it's never been studied by anyone experienced and recognised in the field of meteoritics before.

Option 3

You own a strange rock that was given to you by a friend or relative, who saw it fall to Earth in a blinding flash (ending in a big explosion), but they couldn't dig it out of the huge crater until the next day because it was glowing red-hot and was far too hot to touch.

Option 4

You have a piece of Moon rock, collected from the surface of the Moon by a NASA astronaut during the Apollo era. It was presented to you by Buzz Aldrin (or one of his astronaut colleagues), and now you want to sell it.

Option 5

You have a strange rock, and are absolutely convinced it's a genuine meteorite. A recognized authority on meteorites has already studied a sample and told you that it's not a meteorite, but "What does HE know anyway??".

Option 6

You have a strange rock, yet Option 1 is of no interest.

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