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Iron Meteorites

 

Iron meteorites are composed largely of nickel-iron metal, and most contain only minor accessory minerals. These accessory minerals often occur in rounded nodules that consist of the iron-sulfide troilite or graphite, often surrounded by the iron-phosphide schreibersite and the iron-carbide cohenite. Despite the fact that some iron meteorites contain silicate inclusions, most have fundamentally the same superficial appearance.

Presently, iron meteorites are classified under two established systems. Just a few decades ago, iron meteorites were exclusively classified according to the macroscopic structures revealed when their polished surface was etched with nitric acid. Depending on these structures, they were separated into three classes: octahedrites, hexahedrites, and ataxites. 

Gebel Kamil

Gebel Kamil        2201'06"N  2605'16"E

East Uweinat Desert, Egypt

Found: 19 Feb 2009

Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

History: A total of about 1600 kg of iron meteorite shrapnel , ranging in mass from < 1 to 35,000 g, plus a single 83 kg individual completely covered with well developed regmaglypts, was found in and around the 45 m diameter Kamil impact crater by an Italian-Egyptian geophysical team in February 2009 and February 2010. Ca. 800 kg of the total mass observed in the field (the regmaglypted individual inclusive) was recovered. The Kamil crater was identified by V. De Michele, former curator of the Natural History Museum in Milan, Italy.



Gebel Kamil 00

832gr

flat elongated specimen, superb desert patina

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Gebel Kamil 01

374gr

dome shaped specimen, looks oriented

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Gebel Kamil 02

404gr

flat  specimen

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Gebel Kamil 03

396gr

flat  specimen, nice desert patina

HOLD



Gebel Kamil 04

401gr

perfect specimen,, a must have

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Gebel Kamil 05

282gr

flat elongated specimen

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Gebel Kamil 06

191gr

flat  specimen, good desert patina

SOLD 

 

 

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