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.
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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.
Other meteorites in which it occurs are (with their names italicized): Canyon Diablo, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA; Canton, Hamilton Co., Texas; Edmonton, Metcalfe Co., Kentucky, USA; Efremkova, Pavlodar oblast, Kazakhstan; Kenton County, Kenton Co., USA; Lenarto, Saros, Slovakia; Monahans, Ward Co., Texas, USA; Oktibbeha County, Oktibbeha Co., Mississippi, USA; and unnamed Ni-rich ataxite, Aldan River, Yakutia, Russia.