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April 2008
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Ataxites

Ataxites have the highest nickel content among iron meteorites (more than 16% by weight). They consist almost entirely of taenite, with only microscopic plates of kamacite. The largest meteorite known on Earth, the Hoba meteorite in Namibia, is an ataxite. It weighs approximately 55 metric tons and still lies where it fell.

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