Crystals too small to see
Tinnie is an ataxite, meaning it has a very fine-grained crystal pattern. It cooled so quickly that the only crystals it contains are microscopic, as in ordinary steel. This mineral structure is more flexible and less breakable than iron with large crystals in it.
Found 1978 Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Crystals, Meteorites, Iron, Mineralogy