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n.1.(Min.) See the Note under Meteorite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Stuart gave the American Museum a mesosiderite meteorite from Vaca Muerta, Chile, which fell before 1861; a Brazilian chalcedony enhydro in 1884; and in 1886 she gave a Japanese stiboite that she had purchased from Charles Herrmann and a specimen of gold crystals on quartz from Eldorado County, California.
The text grows somewhat dense when Rubin introduces an unusual type of meteorite called a mesosiderite. The author likens finding these combinations of metal and stone to "discovering a blend of cashews and steel ball bearings on the side of the road." It's an interesting narrative, if you can keep the gabbro clasts and basaltic clasts straight in the mineralogical discussion.