How do I take a photo and upload it to ID9.org?
- The first step is to go to your account and select Submit meteorite identification
- Each time, there is a different identification number, this number is randomly generated and it will come with this identification
- Magnetic Response: Please indicate the Magnetic Response to Neodymium Magnets on a scale from 0 to 10 in the remarks section of the photo upload tool. These magnets are available at most Home Depot hardware stores and Hobby Lobby craft stores. Rate how the sample reacts on a relative scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is no reaction and 10 is solid iron. This will help us determine the approximate content of free iron (Fe) in the material and the validity of XRF analysis for meteorological identification.
- You may submit up to 5 images of the same sample for review.
To get started: Upload up to 5 high-resolution images from different angles in a well-lit environment. The image should be sharp, showing the entire stone or specimen at once, and clear enough to zoom in and see surface details.
- Please try to take pictures under the sun light and full of angles
- Photos taken in low light, blurred, not taken at enough angles, we will refuse to approve, and you will have to do it again. So get ready to take the best photos of your specimen.
- Contact Us: Signing up for an account and following the steps above is the best way to contact us. Please do not call or email us as we simply do not have the staff to handle direct phone calls or extended email communications regarding your rehearsal.
- If we have any questions about your sample or need to share any information about it, we will email you directly. We will not respond to emails or phone calls for general inquiries about your samples or results. We understand that you may disagree or wish to discuss/question our visual assessment results, but due to staff and time constraints we are unable to participate in this process. You have all rights and we encourage you to seek a second opinion. If you suspect that our visual analysis is in error, we strongly recommend that you seek a second opinion. For personnel reasons, we do not respond to requests for second opinions from third parties.