mesosiderite


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mesosiderite

(mess-ŏ-sid -ĕ-rÿt, mee-sobreve;-) See stony-iron meteorite.

Mesosiderite

 

a rare type of stony-iron meteorite. Mesosiderites generally contain 45 percent nickel-iron (as inclusions in the stony mass), 30 percent hypersthene, 16.4 percent anorthite, and small quantities of several other minerals.

mesosiderite

[¦me·zō′sīd·ə‚rīt]
(geology)
A stony-iron meteorite containing about equal amounts of silicates and nickel-iron, with considerable troilite. Also known as grahamite.
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Stony-irons have three possible classes: pallasites, mesosiderites, and lodranites.
Sometimes irons are laced with silicate minerals, resulting in attractive (and valuable) specimens called mesosiderites or pallasites.