- ACCURATELY DETECTS NICKEL - Most Meteorites contain nickel and this solution accurately tests for even trace amounts of nickel.
- HELPS IDENTIFY METEORITES - 95% of meteorites contain nickel; specimens that do not test positive for nickel are likely not meteorites.
- QUICK AND SIMPLE TEST - Squeezable .5 ounce bottle is easy to use and is sufficient for 200 tests; you will see test results within seconds.
- EASY TO READ RESULTS - A pink-red color indicates nickel and warrants further laboratory testing for positive identification.
- FURTHER TESTING REQUIRED - This is the first step in meteorite identification, additional laboratory tests will validate your find.
This is a SINGLE BOTTLE of ready-to-use dimethylglyoxime (dmg) spot test for nickel. The nickel test is pre-mixed and pre-measured for both accuracy and convenience. This reduces mess and inaccurate test results.
Meteorite ID is safe and easy to use and It will not harm metal items. Meteorite ID (dmg spot test) is sensitive enough to detect the presence of free nickel at a level as low as 10 ppm.
One bottle of Meteorite id will provide 100 - 150 positive tests!
Directions: Dab 2 drops of Meteorite id on a cotton swab. Rub the metal item firmly for 15-30 seconds with the swab. A pink-red color on the swab indicates nickel. Make sure surface of item is clean of any dirt or debris. Do not reuse the swab. To demonstrate a positive test, test a nickel coin. It contains 25% nickel and will turn the swab pink (nickel is detected).
Shipping Notice: Meteorite id contains a flammable liquid and must be shipped via Surface Mail Only; it requires ORMD labeling to ensure it is not shipped via air. These precautions can add to delivery times.
Disclaimer: This method only tests for the presence of nickel and does not necessarily indicate the sample is, in fact, a meteorite. Further analysis by a professional assay lab is required to positively identify a meteorite. This test only helps eliminate object that lack the presence of nickel, which, will most likely NOT be a meteorite.