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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Ataxite

Any iron meteorite containing less than about 6 percent nickel (nickel-poor ataxites) or more than about 11 percent nickel (nickel-rich ataxites). Ataxites, containing plessite, troilite, and kamacite as their main minerals, show neither the Widmanst�tten pattern nor Neumann lines. Nickel-poor ataxites generally have the same nickel content as hexahedrites but have

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