It is mainly composed by the iron-nickel metal, the contents of nickel generally between 5-20 wt %. Scientists believe that it formed in the core area of parent planet with paragenesis of kamacite and taenite. To corrode it by 2% alcohol solution of nitric acid and then polish its surface we can find many cross stripes structure, called “Widmanstätten pattern”.


  • Title: Iron meteorites

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