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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.
Found 1837 Coahuila, Mexico
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Crystals, Iron-nickel alloys, Meteorites, Iron, Mineralogy