[meteorite-list] Interesting Cohenite feature

From: bernd.pauli at paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: 27 Jun 2007 17:09:23 UT
Message-ID: <DIIE.000000B900001B09_at_paulinet.de>

Martin wrote:

I found a very useful and ineresting picture in one of Marcin's auctions.


Note the left lower side of the etched surface. It's full of cohen-
ite worms and note how limited the cohenite is to only this area.

Hello Listees and Listoids,

Cohenite = [(Fe,Ni,Co)3C]

Buchwald writes about Morasko:

Cohenite is common in some sections, absent in others ... Over an area of
4 x 3 cm^2, a total of 45 cohenite crystals, each typically 3 x 0.6 mm in size,
was observed. They formed rounded bodies with reentrant angles and with
50-300 ? inclusions of kamacite, taenite and schreibersite.

Buchwald about cohenite:

Buchwald V.F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Vol. 1, Cohenite (p. 100):

- cohenite is brilliant w h i t e
- it is very hard, significantly harder than schreibersite
- characteristic of group I irons (also occurs in other irons)


BUCHWALD V.F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Vol. 3, pp. 836-838.

Best wishes,

Received on Wed 27 Jun 2007 01:09:23 PM PDT

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