Iron meteorite - 53 g

Description
Iron meteorite - 53 g
Dronino, Russia

Dronino, mirror polished face and side. Fusion crust on the front side.

The Dronino meteorite is a classified as an ataxite (iron meteorite). Most of the meteoric iron is kamacite with minor amounts of taenite. The kamacite chemistry contains 7.0% Ni and 0.75% Co, whereas the taenite has 26.5% Ni and 0.35% Co (% of total mass). About 10% of the volume of the meteorite are sulfides. Accessory minerals include chromite and an iron-phosphate, which could possibly be graftonite.

Lot details
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Iron meteorite
Supplement
Dronino fusion crust, two mirror polished face
Weight
53 g
Origin (Region/ City)
Dronino
Origin (Country)
Russia
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