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The most common iron meteorite, containing 6-18% nickel in the metal phase and having intimate intergrowths lying parallel to the octahedral planes.
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The size and shape of the interlocking bands, known as lamellae, can be analysed to classify iron meteorites by their structure as octahedrites
, hexahedrites or ataxites.
Mineralogical and chemical study of coarse octahedrite
Depending on the amount of nickel they contain and the ratio of nickel to iron, iron meteorites consist of three main types: hexahedrites, octahedrites
, and ataxites.