Meteorite ID - Meteorite Testing Solution
This is a SINGLE BOTTLE of Meteorite ID is a 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. Nickel Alert is safe and easy to use. 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 will provide 100 - 150 positive tests!
Dab 2 drops 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.
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.