|Composition||Meteoric iron (Kamacite), Schreibersite|
|TKW||38 kilograms (84 lb)|
Discovery and naming
The meteorite was found in 1955 near Bellsbank (Kimberley (South Africa). Only one specimen with a mass of 38 kilograms (84 lb) was dug out from a field. The meteorite was first described in 1959.), northwest of
The meteorite is hexahedrite iron meteorite. It consists of meteoric iron (exclusively kamacite) and schreibersite. The surface of the meteorite is pitted and weathered. Upon etching the meteorite shows Neumann lines. The meteoric iron has Nickel concentrations as low as 1.6%.
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- Wasson, John T.; Choe, Won-Hie (31 July 2009). "The IIG iron meteorites: Probable formation in the IIAB core". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 73 (16): 4879–4890. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.062.
- Groeneveld, D. (1959). "A new iron meteorite from Bellsbank, Barkly West district". Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa. 62: 72–80.