Octahedrite meteorite

Octahedrite meteorite

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Caption: Octahedrite meteorite, a type of iron meteorite. This one consists of a mineral called siderite, and is further classified as a IIE iron meteorite. This sample has been cut open and polished. It comes from a meteorite that was found in 1994 at Mont Dieu, in the Ardennes region of France. The sample weighs 164 grams. It is a thin section, measuring 8.7 by 6 by 0.5 centimetres.

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