Have I found a meteorite?

Since meteorites are rare and there are several materials that are often mistaken for meteorites, please explore the meteorite identification links below before contacting the museum with this request.

Meteorite Identification Links:

 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

http://mineralsciences.si.edu/collections/meteorites.htm

American Museum of Natural History- New York

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/meteorites/what/looklike.php

The Field Museum

http://meteorites.fieldmuseum.org/node/34

Natural History Museum- London

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/space/meteorites-dust/collecting-identifying-meteorites/identifying-meteorites/index.html

See also: FAQ