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My husband found a rock in South Central Oregon and he believes

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My husband found a rock in South Central Oregon and he believes it could be part of a meteorite. Is there a place where he could have it tested to find out where it came from or what type of material it is.

Anita Matys
Hi Anita, and welcome back to Just Answer!

Before bringing the rock to be tested, there are several different 'tests' to help you try to determine if it is part of a meteorite. The information at the sites below, will help:

Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at the University of Portland, might be the closest physical place for you to have the rock tested:

As you can see, the above article states that generally, "conditions in Oregon are unfavorable for finding meteorites..." and goes on to explain why.

I wish you and your husband much good luck; maybe you have a rare find! Smile

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