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April 27 2006 at 8:37 PM

Michael.ting  (Login mkt32)
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Response to Dial Materials- What are they?

 

Curious, the dial appears metallic yet only about 6% of all meteorites are of the iron type.

It is an iron meteorite with a structural classification of Octahedrite (intermediate nickel with plates of kamacite and taenite interwoven to form a Widmanstatten pattern on etched faces) The octahedrite group is further divided by crystal size into subgroups: finest (Off), fine (Of), medium (Om), coarse (Og), and coarsest (Ogg). The above picture is an example of Om.





Best, Mike


    
This message has been edited by mkt32 on Apr 30, 2006 4:15 AM


 
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