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ston·y-i·ron meteorite (stō′nē-ī′ərn)
A relatively rare type of meteorite composed of approximately equal amounts by weight of nickel-iron and silicate minerals.
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Peter Simon Pallas died; a German naturalist and explorer; acquired the 680 kilogram 'Pallas' stony-iron meteorite
But whatever you call it, many regard the Pallas stony-iron meteorite
to be the world's most famous.
Chapman (Planetary Science Institute) insists that Ida cannot be an overgrown stony-iron meteorite
because the latter typically have densities of 5 g/[cm.sup.3] or more.