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Frankfort (iron) meteorite, Franklin Co., Kentucky, USA

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Iron, IIIAB
Found 1866, 10.9 kg
 
The Frankfort (iron) meteorite was found on a hillside 13 km SW of Frankfort and taken to a blacksmith. The crust had been weathered away. Additional hammering and pre-impact shocks have also left their marks on the now shock-hardened and dominant kamacite. Plessite [fine kamacite-taenite intergrowth] is pervasive (35 vol%). Taenite per se, however, is found mostly in small ribbons. Schreibersite and troilite are also present. Very small amounts of carlsbergite (CrN) and an unidentified chromium sulfide have been noted.

Nota bene! The proper name for the meteorite is the 'Frankfort (iron)' meteorite as opposed to the 'Frankfort (stone)' meteorite, an achondritic Howardite which fell in Alabama in 1868.

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References

Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 3 volumes, 1418 pages.

Grady, M. M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, London, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid. 689 pages.

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