Is This A Meteorite?

Earlier this week we were out walking with Curtis on the dry lake bed when Brian spotted this rock. It’s unlike any of the rocks that are in the area so we wondered if it was possibly a meteorite.

When we got back to the trailer we googled how to identify a meteorite and found a list of tests.

We decided it passed the first test, since it seemed somewhat magnetic with our really weak magnet.


Next we went to Home Depot to do the streak test on a ceramic tile, which sadly the rock ended up failing.

Even though we didn’t find a meteorite, it was pretty entertaining and we learned that we need to get a neodymium magnet for our future strolls through dry lake beds (which happen to be a common place to find meteorites).

For fun: Find the meteorite.

Dinner Last Night:
I tried making homemade seitan patties because we love them at Blossom Restaurant in New York. Well, I certainly didn’t find the right recipe. Brian’s review: “It’s edible.” (What can I say, no guarantees). Served with a picata sauce, broccolini and Israeli couscous.

2013 Cost of Camping:
117 nights paid camping
240 nights free camping
357 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3,201.29
Daily average cost of camping: $8.97

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1 Comment

  • Reply Rich December 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Merry Christmas, travelers!

    I totally didn’t pick the meteorites in the photo, but your photo looks a lot like volcanic pumice…?

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