Stony/Iron meteorites usually composed of olivine crystals set in a matrix of metallic iron.
a meteorite composed principally of olivine and metallic iron
a mixture of olivine (a mineral) and metal (iron) in roughly equal amounts
A stony-iron meteorite in which nodules of olivine (a silicate mineral) are surrounded by a network of iron-nickel metal.
Class of stony-iron meteorite containing crystals of olivine
A pallasite is a stony-iron meteorite. It consists of cm-sized olivine crystals in peridot quality in an iron-nickel matrix. Coarser metal areas develop WidmanstÃ¤tten patterns upon etching.