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Kamacite Taenite Troilite Image

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 Kamacite, Taenite, Troilite

Large Kamacite Image

Mineral: Kamacite: alpha-(Fe,Ni)  
Taenite: gamma-(Fe,Ni)  
Troilite: FeS
Comments: Polished and acid etched slice, with crust, illustrating Widmanstaaten lines, with taenite darker areas between kamacite crystals, with tarnished troilite inclusions, in fine octahedrite meteorite.
Location: Gibeon Meteorite, found 1836, Great Namaqualand, Hardap, Namibia.
Scale: See Photo.
Copyright: © Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species
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