Sisters find possible meteorite on Silver Beach

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A Monmouth County woman and her sister found what they believe to be a meteorite on the beach.

Jean and Nora Muchanic came across a rock, which looks like it's been dipped in tar on Silver Beach Friday afternoon.

The American Meteorological Society received nearly 580 reports from across the east coast about a bright falling fireball Wednesday evening.

An expert from the Astronomical Society of Toms River says the sisters' find is not that meteorite. She says that fireball likely did not impact on any beach but burned up in the atmosphere out over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Delaware.

Jean says she will be taking her findings to experts at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to determine if item is a meteorite or not.

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