[meteorite-list] magnetic meteorites

From: Ken Newton <magellon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 21:43:53 -0500
Message-ID: <47536D69.7020505_at_earthlink.net>

Hi Michael,
Magnetic can mean more than one thing:
1. of or pertaining to a magnet or magnetism.
2. having the properties of a magnet.
3. capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
4. pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth: the magnetic equator.
5. exerting a strong attractive power or charm: a magnetic personality.
6. noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as
indicated by a magnetic compass: magnetic amplitude; magnetic course;
magnetic meridian.

The definition pertaining to meteorites is #3 not #2.

Michael Murray wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've read somewhere that it is possible for a meteorite to be
> magnetic. Reading that made me believe someone has discovered such a
> meteorite(s). Anyone out there on the List want to volunteer
> information and/or maybe some pictures (or a link to some pictures) of
> such an iron? Let me guess this first, mostly kamacite, right? If
> you have pictures, besides wanting to confirm my guess, I am
> interested in seeing the exterior, as in flow features and fusion
> crust. I would also be interested in knowing just how magnetic it is.
> Mike Murray
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Received on Sun 02 Dec 2007 09:43:53 PM PST

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