University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 32469
The Earth Sciences Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize to all of our visitors and groups for this inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
We get a lot of questions regarding meteorites! Please help us, help you determine if you might have a meteorite by answering the questions below before contacting us about your rock.
Is it magnetic? Grab any strong fridge magnet.
Silver luster is a gentle sheen or reflective surface.
Regmaglypts are indentations that look like thumbs pressed into clay.
Downloadable version: meteorite flow chart
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.