Entry from US English dictionary
A nickel-iron alloy occurring as lamellae and strips in meteorites.
- More than ten minerals have been found in the Nantan meteorites with kamacite and taenite dominant.
- The most common meteorite mineral is the native iron alloys - kamasite, taenite and others.
- The rate at which an asteroid core cools as well as the amount of taenite contained in the metal affects the thickness of the kamacite bands in the Widmanstätten pattern.
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