siderolite


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siderolite

(ˈsaɪdərəˌlaɪt)
n
(Astronomy) a meteorite consisting of a mixture of iron, nickel, and such ferromagnesian minerals as olivine and pyroxene

sid•er•o•lite

(ˈsɪd ər əˌlaɪt)

n.
a meteorite of roughly equal proportions of metallic iron and stony matter.
[1860–65]
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The iridium anomaly seems to be related to a large quantity of siderolite material most likely from a 10-km asteroid that struck Earth 65 million years ago.