𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 xxx (Unclassified). Full polished slice05/07/2022
𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐧. Iron IAB-MG. Perfect slice (321.1g)05/07/2022
It is suspected that the fall of this meteorite was observed in 1516 by the inhabitants of the area. However, not until 1958 was this meteorite discovered. The growing Chinese industrial revolution required large quantities of iron so they tried to supply these demands with big meteorites. Fortunately the Nantan meteorite has a Nickel concentration of 6.96% which is too much to make it a profitable source of iron. The Nantan meteorite is classified as an IAB-MG since 2006.
Remark: Fantastic slices of the metallic Nantan meteorite, an incredible and strikingly strong Widmanstätten Structure without presence of oxidation.