[meteorite-list] Native iron in DHO 007

From: bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 11:51:55 2004
Message-ID: <DIIE.0000003800002610_at_paulinet.de>

> I was looking at a fellow IMCA member's (Mark Ford) slice
> of DHO 007 last night.... I cannot understand how native Fe
> came to be in the structure.

Hello, hullo, hi Listees and Listoids,

Eucrites predominately contain pigeonite and plagioclase. The pigeonite usually
contains tiny grains of iron metal which makes these meteorites slightly magnetic

Reference: NORTON O.R. (1998) Rocks From Space, 2nd edition, pp. 205-206.

Apart from this, Dhofar only contains accessory amounts of metal (plus troilite and
chromite). Metal is presented as two varieties: kamacite (Ni 4.99 wt%) and taenite
(Ni 50.5 wt%).

Reference: AFANASIEV S.V. et al. (2000) Dhofar 007 and NWA 011:
Two new eucrites of different types (MAPS 35-5, 2000, Suppl., A019).

Best wishes,

Received on Tue 03 Aug 2004 11:51:53 AM PDT

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