octahedrite


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octahedrite

(ok-tă-hee -drÿt) See iron meteorite.
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octahedrite

[‚äk·tə′hē‚drīt]
(geology)
The most common iron meteorite, containing 6-18% nickel in the metal phase and having intimate intergrowths lying parallel to the octahedral planes.
(mineralogy)
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Analysis of the small meteorite samples we collected indicates that the Wabar impacting body was a Type IIIa medium octahedrite made of up to 94 percent iron, 3.5 to 7 percent nickel, and roughly 0.22 percent cobalt, with traces of iridium.