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enter image description here Can you please help me identify this rock? Is it a meteorite; if so, what kind? I sought the advice of the only scientist I know, but geology is not his primary field. He suggested a mineralogist would be more qualified to make a determination. Thank you in advance. Lisa Schneider

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    $\begingroup$ Please follow the recommendations in: meta.earthscience.stackexchange.com/a/125/56 $\endgroup$ – arkaia Nov 25 '18 at 19:43
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    $\begingroup$ No, this is not a meteorite. This is probably an igneous rock (basalt?) with phenocrysts of plagioclase (maybe?) sticking together in a pretty way. $\endgroup$ – Gimelist Nov 26 '18 at 12:00
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Sorry to say your rock is not a meteorite. It is a type of extrusive, likely basalt, porphyry. See the site here, Vancouver Island Porphyry. It is also called flowerstone. It comes in many different varieties but what you have in the picture is pretty common on Vancouver Island. A large number of people collect it to cut and polish into items such your book ends. The white crystals are likely a type of feldspar, the type I am not sure of.

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