ataxite


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ataxite

(ă-taks -ÿt) See iron meteorite.

ataxite

[ə′tak‚sīt]
(geology)
An iron meteorite that lacks the structure of either hexahedrite or octahedrite and contains more than 10% nickel.
(petrology)
A taxitic rock whose components are arranged in a breccialike manner, that is, there is no specific arrangement.
References in periodicals archive ?
The research, published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, reveals the priceless statue to be a rare ataxite class of meteorite.
The findings reveal the priceless statue to be a rare ataxite class of meteorite.
The team was able to classify it as an ataxite, a rare class of iron meteorite with high contents of nickel.
Buchner's team was able to classify it as an ataxite, a form of iron with a high content of nickel.