Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Sandrock Meteorite In North Carolina

As many meteorites, they look slick and colorful, BUT you'll be surprised to know that meteorites can look like just plain old rocks in your driveway, This blog is about the sandrock meteorite, it looks just like a sandrock you see in dry land or a really hot territory but the sandrock meteorite will have the same feature as them, the sandy feeling, easily broke, brownish like sand, if you crack a sandrock open and it has a white and blue color like gravel and white-flint rocks and just a regular blue gravel and sparkles all inside, you have a meteorite, the magnet will barely stick and a metal detector will barely give you a signal, the minerals in them are from a diffrent galaxy, the  white you see is a really rare mineral rock that is mixed with earths white-flint and spaces gutama rock, still to this day scientist do not know how earths white-flint got mixed in there with the gutama rock, making this super rare, the blue is a space rock called, jazmein, a ultra rare type of rock, the sparkles you see is like a diamond dust, witch is likely command in all meteorites but the sandrock meteorite has the same looks on the outside just like a regular sandrock, another way to tell the difference between them is that a sandrock from earth has no iron, or any special minerals that would make a magnet stick or a metal detector beep, and when you crack it open, its just brown inside, the picture below is a sandrock meteorite found in Temp Arizona, sadly we have no pictures of what a sandrock meteorite look like on here because there is so less that have been found the lab in Arizona wouldn't crack one open,  We just got the information what the insides are like from the lab. Sandrock meteorites are really rare, and really old, some are over 70 million years old. Only 32 sandrock meteorites have been found worldwide, the only finds of them was in, Eaton Jakablue, Egypt, Arlington Texas, Huston Texas, Temp, Arizona, Death Valley, California and Wilmington, North Carolina. The value of the sandrock meteorite is $650.00 A Gram