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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. 

Miles

Queensland, Australia

Found 1992

A mass of about 265 kg was found on open shrub farmland

Chemical Class:Iron ( IIE) with silicate inclusions (7.96% Ni, 0.443% Co, 182 ppm u, 26.6 ppm Ga, 9.52 ppm As, .086 ppm W, 100 ppb Re, 1.12 ppm Ir, 4.6 ppm Pt, 1.13 ppm Au.)

 

Miles 00

120 gr

Nice slice of this silicated iron !!!

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Miles 01

16.43 gr

Nice triangular slice with silicate inclusions

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Miles 02

13.30 gr

Nice slice of Miles !!!

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Miles 03

13.50 gr

Nice slice with exterior !!!

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