Aletai Meteorite from China 10,47 g


  • Weight: 10,47 g
  • Size: 32.5 x 17.8 x 2.2 mm
  • Origin: Xinjiang, China

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Aletai is an iron meteorite of the type IIIE-an from Xinjiang, China first found in 1898.
The mass is composed by kamacite and taenite, with minor plessite, schreibersite and haxonite.
It shows a very nice Widmanstätten patterns, constitued by long phases of nickel–iron alloy.
Large crystals are extremely rare in metals, and in meteorites they occur from extremely slow cooling from a molten state in the vacuum of space when the solar system first formed.
The ribbon-like structure consists of a fine interleaving of kamacite and taenite bands.
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