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stony-iron meteorite

[stoh-nee-ahy-ern] /ˈstoʊ niˌaɪ ərn/
a meteorite of roughly equal proportions of metallic iron and stony matter.
Also called siderolite. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The third sample is a stony-iron meteorite made of metal and a single silicate mineral, olivine.
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stony-iron meteorite
A relatively rare type of meteorite consisting of approximately equal amounts by weight of silicate minerals and an alloy of nickel and iron. See more at meteorite.
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