Want to know what it is? Here's how:
You've found a rock. Its big or maybe little, a strange color or weight. What could it be? A gem, fossil, meteorite or maybe just a chunk of iron slag? We can help you with that.
For rock identification you can:
Email your question to our Collections Curator including location and circumstances of find. Also, please include several pictures of the item including a clear close up and one with a ruler for scale (see in the pictures to the left).
Think it might be a meteorite?
Check out the Utah Geological Survey's Guide to Meteorite Identification to help answer some of your basic questions about whether or not you've found a meteorite before you contact us. Unfortunately, the odds of finding a meteorite are quite small and one of the most common misidentified materials mistaken for a meteorite is slag. If you still think it's a meteorite, feel free to contact us with some pictures.
You may also want to check out a few websites that belong to the experts -
Washington University, http://meteorites.wustl.edu
Arizona State University, https://meteorites.asu.edu/meteorites
Utah Geological Survey, Meteorite or Meteorwrong