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Taenite

Metals and intermetallic alloys

Taenite (Fe found naturally on Earth mostly in iron meteorites of iron proportions of 20% up to 65%.

The name is derived from the Greek ταινία for "band, ribbon". Taenite is a major constituent of iron meteorites. In octahedrites forming Widmanstätten patterns , whereas in ataxites it is the dominant constituent. In octahedrites a fine intermixture with kamacite.

Taenite is one of four known Fe-Ni meteorite minerals: The others are kamacite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5
5.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric