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Dradan

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About 5 years ago in Concord, CA. I was standing outside on the sidewalks when I heard this loud bang. I looked to my left and about 6 inches away from me was this odd looking green rock lying next to me. It took a 5x2 inch chunk out of the sidewalk and was warm to the touch. I have searched through hundreds of pictures on the net of meteorites - needless to say, I have not found anything that resembles this rock.

Not the best photos, but it's was I had to work with.

Thank you in advance.







 
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MeteorWayne

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Well, it's most certainly not a meteorite.

The color suggests something with a lot of copper, or maybe something ejected from a wood chipper.

Any manufacturing facilities nearby?
 
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3488

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Like Wayne, to me it also looks something like Cuprite or Malachite, a Copper Ore.

Andrew Brown.
 
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silylene

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Check to see if any blasting was going on within a 2 mile radius of you. A license is required for blasting, so there should be records.
 
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SpaceTas

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Did/does it have a talc smooth feeling? Serpentine?

Just take it along to your local Uni/Community College and go to geology dept.
 
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Dradan

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It is very heavy for its size..... It does have a fairly smooth feeling to the touch. I posted on a Geology forum, it has quit a few views, but no responses yet =(
 
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crazyeddie

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It looks like azurite or malachite to me....definitely not a meteorite.
 
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crazyeddie

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I think I found the name of the mineral you found: chrysocolla

 
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