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IVA Fine Octahedrite


On first inspection, the Albion octahedrite appears to be a typical IVA fine octahedrite, but a closer look reveals properties which we didn't think could exist in an iron meteorite. The Albion meteorite contains vugs (cavities) in the metal that are lined with iron crystal-coated globular structures. This phenomenon is not understood based on our current theories of planetary differentiation and the formation of nickel-iron cores.

Albion is a fine octahedrite. This slice was sectioned along an octahedral plane.

Albion has been the focus of some very detailed analysis by the scientific community. For a more detailed discussion of this meteorite see

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