Iron, IIAB, recrystallized One of the main types of iron meteorites composed almost entirely of kamacite and named for its cubic (hexahedral) cleavage of α-Fe-Ni crystals. Upon etching, hexahedrites do not display a Widmanstätten pattern, but do often exhibit fine, parallel lines called Neumann lines for their discoverer, Franz Neumann, who first studied Click on Term to Read More
(Compositionally related to group IIG)
Found before 1935
32° 30′ N., 85° 30′ W., approx. A single iron mass of 94 kg was found by a farmer and brought to the Carver Museum, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama in the 1930’s. It was subsequently recognized by L. La Paz and given the name Carver in 1969.
Photo courtesy of Steve Arnold—International Work in progress. A solid natural object reaching a planet’s surface from interplanetary space. Solid portion of a meteoroid that survives its fall to Earth, or some other body. Meteorites are classified as stony meteorites, iron meteorites, and stony-iron meteorites. These groups are further divided according to their mineralogy and Click on Term to Read More Brokerage
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