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Cape York   contributed by Marco Frigerio, IMCA 8039   MetBul Link


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3.65 kg. 340 x 290 x 7 mm. Troilite nodules are 15-20 mm.   Iron, IIIAB

TKW 58.2 metric tons. Fall not observed. Found 1818 in Greenland.

Fell about 10,000 years ago. It first became known to the scientific community in 1818 but the first large piece - the 31 MT Ahnighito (the Tent) - was not located until 1894. Robert E. Peary, the famous American Navy Arctic explorer, led the expedition and enlisted the help of a local Inuit guide. Seven other large pieces have been found since.



 


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Bernd Pauli
 11/18/2016 2:54:23 PM
... and two troilite puddles!
MexicoDoug
 11/18/2016 1:51:24 PM
Such a pretty etch. Looks like a heavy rainstorm with falling droplets of troilite! Thanks Marco
Bernd Pauli
 11/18/2016 10:04:54 AM
... and a very sizeable slice, for sure!
John Divelbiss
 11/18/2016 8:53:47 AM
really nice photos of this famous iron
 

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