Here is the story for the new picture. I had this rusty item that I found at a local park. It was in a clean grassy area, but probably almost 8" deep. I thought it might just be some old iron sludge from a local automotive plant, so threw it in my junk box. The weight of it though (heavy for its size)had me set it aside. Well tonite, I tapped it and broke the rusty crust off, to reveal pits and noted that it is quite black (burned looking?) on the exterior...I brought a magnet to it, and it stuck. I tried the scrape test on unglazed ceramic and it did not streak (all tests for meteorites) ...so I guess the next step is one of the local geology departments at a local college to see it they can test it to see if it is a meteorite.
Chrismiqua was also up detecting with me this past summer, and also has a similar find...same size, color etc...that she found possibly in the same area...or within a mile or two of each other.
So the moral of this story...if you think it's junk...still remember where you found it...so if it turns out to be something of value...you can go back and search for more! :)
Has anyone ever found a confirmed meteorite??