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An MPOD Classic
from 22 September 2017

Cape York   contributed by Matthias Baermann   MetBul Link

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Photos by Andreas Gren, Hamburg.   Copyright (c) Andreas Gren, Hamburg.
229.7 grams. 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm   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.


Matthias writes:
Block from the Agpalilik mass with distinctive Troilite inclusion, rimmed by Taenite. The block-form of the etched iron allows it perfectly to experience and estimate the three-dimensional nature of the crystalline structure and the enclosed Troilite mass.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Denis Gourgues
 11/6/2020 2:05:15 PM
Crazy piece !!!!
Michael Hofmann
 9/23/2020 1:53:55 PM
Great preparation!
John Divelbiss
 9/22/2020 5:00:39 PM
huge amount of Troilite. Really special block of CY.
Anne Black
 9/22/2020 2:25:58 PM
I had forgotten this one! and it is truly an amazing specimen. Thanks Matthias. And Andy did a great job.

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