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Chinga

Iron, Ungrouped
Found in Russia, 1913

An ataxite is a meteorite with no internal structure, such as Widmanst├Ątten patterns or Neumann Lines. This meteoritical marvel displays a rich abundance of the mineral taenite which is often seen in harmonious geometrical Widmanst├Ątten patterns within other types of iron meteorites. As a result, Chinga produces a heterogenous, mirror-like surface when it is cut and polished.