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Kamacite with Taenite

#46995

Kamacite with Taenite

#46995
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 0.2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Fe,Ni) (RRUFF)
Locality
Ten miles SW of Odessa, Ector Co., Texas, United States

Kamacite and Taenite are the main nickel-iron alloys which are found in the Odessa meteorite crater, a small crater in comparison to the others from the fall. Kamacite is probably up to 80-90% of this slice, which is 15grams.

Kamacite

Formula
alpha-(Fe,Ni) 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
iron black, steel gray 
Streak
gray 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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