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Group of terrestrial spherules

NOT GOOD ! This is probably the worst you can find while looking for micrometeorites. I found it in the deep sea sediments I recovered. Many micrometeorites have a spherical or aerodynamical shape (if they melted when entering the atmosphere). Most of them also show one or more metal beads. So finding a particle with spherical shape and metal bead is good. It should be good. But micrometeorites are singles. They were alone in space, they should remain alone on the earth. Finding a group of 2 or more micrometeorites means these are just not micrometeorites. I found this group of spherules with metal beads which would have been good candidates if they were alone. Y have no idea which terrestrial phenomenon on the earth produced these nice imposters . But this is disappointing as this reduces the probability other glassy candidates with a metal bead  I found  are extraterrestrial. The need of a (complex) chemical analysis is now higher.