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Udei Station   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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248.56 end-cut.   Iron, IAB-ung

TKW 103 kg. Observed fall 1927, Benue, Nigeria.


Anne writes:
A great Iron with lots of silicate inclusions, found in Nigeria by the Benue River in 1927. First classified as a Mesosiderite then as Medium Octahedrite. Locals said that it was a Fall and that there was a second mass, but it was never found, and never proven.

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 8/12/2020 9:10:10 PM
Matthias, the only picture of Mincy I see is on the Met.Bulletin. Not a very good picture. It is one of those very rare meteorite you dream about but never see. And sorry, but I don't have it.
 8/12/2020 7:38:15 PM
Min*Whatthehell*cy? Could anyone please post here at MPOD an example? Would be great.
Anne Black
 8/12/2020 2:38:47 PM
Mincy! Thanks Bernd, I didn't think of comparing it to Mincy, I'll have to look at that one. Thanks Twink, Matthias, glad you like it.
Bernd Pauli
 8/12/2020 1:53:15 PM
Hi Matthias, yes, I agree. My first thought was MES too. I thought at first sight it might be Mincy.
Twink Monrad
 8/12/2020 12:49:14 PM
Love these, one of my favorites in my collection (not as large a collection as you Anne!!)
 8/12/2020 11:18:41 AM
Fabulous, Anne. My first thought before reading "Udei station" was "mesosiderite", and reminded me of the new theory, dedicated to the origin of pallasites: not from the core/mantle border region, but resulting from very early accidents of planetesimals. But I don't know whether this theory covers mesosiderites too, and at least it is a medium octaedrite. So: fabulous, simply fabulous.

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