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    • Crystals to big to see

      No crystal pattern is visible in Coahuila, because the entire meteorite is part of a single, immense crystal. Coahuila contains very little nickel, which enabled a single crystal of the low-nickel alloy kamacite to grow until it consumed all of the original taenite alloy. Meteorites like this are called hexahedrites.

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  • Collection Information


      Found 1837 Coahuila, Mexico


      AMNH 216

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Iron-nickel alloys, Mineralogy, Astrogeology, Crystals, Meteorites, Iron

      Audience: General

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