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.