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I found this rock wedged in a cliff in Suffolk, England. (I found out this particular area is formed by glacial deposits.) Anyway, the rock is very unusual compared to all the others around around it. Just wondered if anyone knows what it is. The picture doesn't do it much justice but I scraped away at the surface to see if it was metallic, and the scrapes where a dull colour, and turned orange. It it not magnetic, so it's probably not a meteorite.

Thanks for looking,




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Hi Cally and welcome to the forum.

I would suggest that it's a hematite nodule. They're normally black or greyish (and non-magnetic) but produce orange/red dust when scraped.

(Incidentally, meteorites are not always magnetic, but it's not a meteorite)

Edited by painshill


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