I discovered this meteorite several years ago after a series of heavy rain storms in a creek bed that runs through my property in Malibu Canyon. A small area of the object was exposed poking through the surface of the wet dirt. It was still slightly wet, and glistening in the diffused light of a broken up storm cell. The area that was exposed was about 2 square inches, and the vitrified crust was gleaming up at me. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I thought the object was something possibly melted from one of the many fires that have passed through this area throughout time; but… as I bent down and carefully excavated the rest of the object with a small stick I found nearby it, I was baffled to uncover a roughly 2.5 to 3 lb rock which I quickly believed to be a meteorite based on the extreme weight to size ratio, exceedingly hard and molten or vitrified crust along the entirety of half of the object that almost has a deep grey blue or silver blue look. There is a clean break bisecting the piece lengthwise, from it combusting upon entering the earths atmosphere or interacting with something as it landed… The fracture exposes the inners of the piece revealing a sandpaper like texture, composed of various types of metallic sparkling freckles with a slight surface rust, that had traces of copper, black iron, gold, silver, and very small almost diamond looking flecks that sparkled in the with an intensity unmatched by any of the other terrestrial rocks that I’m familiar with in my area. After cleaning it and subjecting it to several magnets that I could find around my house all of which had a fairly strong attraction, I was convinced I had been incredibly blessed with this ancient piece of space debris. The piece is about 6”x 4” and about 2” thick at the center tapering slightly from the center to each side and tapering to a very hard and sharp cutting edge on one of the lengthwise sides. I weighted it on a digital scale I had but it was too heavy, so I got a constant baseline weight for myself on my digital bathroom body weight scale and then took several different readings on the scale holding the meteorite in both hands centered near my pelvic area and the readings added between 2.6lbs and 2.9 lbs to my weight on the digital bathroom scale. I’m trying to figure out the origin and composition of this and I was hoping maybe someone may have seen similar one at some point and recognize the aesthetic elements and physical similarities and could lend a plausible meteorite type and origin and composition if possible. I am also trying to get an idea of the value of this piece, I’ve been told a huge range of possible pricelines for it but I would welcome a more professional opinion because I am not a geologist nor are the people that have seen it so I’m still at square one and have no idea what it’s really worth but I may want to include it in my insurance policy so I’m open to hear opinions.
Here are a few shots of it!!!..