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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Nantan   contributed by Luca Fenocchio   MetBul Link

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854.3 grams.   Iron, IAB-MG

TKW 9.5 tons. Fall not observed. Found 1958, Guangxi, China.

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Francesco Moser
 4/9/2019 2:16:01 PM
Hello, I have prepared this sample. Originally it was a normal rusted Nantan. The sample staied in elctrolitic bath for more than 2 weeks and after was sandblasted for showing the graphite and troilite inclusions on the surface.
Luca Fenocchio
 4/9/2019 12:35:22 PM
I assure you that a nantan is unfortunately wrong. there are no classical inclusions of the dronino
John Divelbiss
 4/9/2019 12:19:44 PM
Luca... I just took a look at the examples of Dronino on this site and I think you might agree that your piece of likely a piece of that find. Let the folks on this site help you. Bernd would not say a word if he didn't have doubts about what it is.
Luca Fenocchio
 4/9/2019 12:05:58 PM
perhaps you prefer the usual rust blocks ...
Luca Fenocchio
 4/9/2019 11:59:42 AM
it is only a Nantan if it were a Dronino would miss the round inclusions ... I don't understand why a rusted meteorite makes you so strange!
Anne Black
 4/9/2019 11:50:46 AM
I agree with Bernd and John. It looks like it has been scrubbed to death.
Luca Fenocchio
 4/9/2019 10:46:52 AM
John Divelbiss
 4/9/2019 10:20:15 AM
agreed Bernd... to me it looks more likely a cleaned piece of Dronino
Luca Fenocchio Luca
 4/9/2019 8:41:48 AM
it has only been cleaned of rust ... not the usual rust block
Luca Fenocchio
 4/9/2019 8:39:24 AM
* stato solamente ripulito dalla ruggine.
Bernd Pauli
 4/9/2019 8:19:03 AM
Strange-looking Nantan! Was it reheated or hammered in a blacksmith shop? Anyway, thanks for sharing, Luca!

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