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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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Michael Hofmann
 9/23/2017 4:49:35 AM
What a coooool piece! wow...
Anne Black
 9/22/2017 10:13:08 AM
Excellent idea to cut it into a cube, it shows the size and shape of the troilite very well. And excellent pictures! Thank you Matthias and Andi.
Daniel Da Costa
 9/22/2017 6:17:58 AM
My favorite meteorite 25 years ago, and still one of my favorite ... Beautiful
Francesco
 9/22/2017 5:58:36 AM
One of the best samples seen on mpod !!!
Randy Sinukoff
 9/22/2017 3:24:04 AM
Excellent!
Graham
 9/22/2017 2:10:48 AM
Nice to see in 3D thanks.
Matthew Martin
 9/22/2017 12:11:42 AM
Beautiful representative block!
 

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