lodranite

lodranite

[′lō·drə‚nīt]
(geology)
A stony iron meteorite composed of bronzite and olivine within a fine network of nickel-iron.
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And the Acapulcoites and Lodranites are rocks from the shallow crust or upper mantle of a body that produced rather small amounts of gas during melting in its mantle so that in these meteorites we see gas bubbles trapped in what was once magma traveling through fractures toward the surface.
Stony-irons have three possible classes: pallasites, mesosiderites, and lodranites. The first two are more prevalent than the last, but pallasites and mesosiderites are not abundant, and there are only two known samples of the latter.