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Meteorite Slice
Dronino Meteorite 5.7 gram polished Part Slice


"The Dronino meteorite is a 40 kilograms (88 lb) iron meteorite that was found in the Ryazan Oblast of Russia in July 2000. 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.

Because there are no historical descriptions of the impact event of the Meteorite it has been estimated that the fall would have to have occurred before the earliest settlements formed in that region in 1200"
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Mat  [Apr 18, 2013 at 10:50 PM]
Super neat randy
Sosius  [Apr 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM]
Fascinating, Randy. Love the reflection of Ant Pius in the meteorite!
Steve E  [Jul 26, 2013 at 04:36 AM]
Beautiful, very interesting!
 

   

 
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