• Terrestrial Native Iron
  • Terrestrial Native Iron
  • Terrestrial Native Iron
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Terrestrial Native Iron

ID: CC3352

Rare specimen of Native Iron naturally formed from the Uivfag area on Qeqertarsuaq Island, Greenland. The Native Iron was originally believed to be from meteorites (1870), but this found not to be so. The Native Iron had formed in Basalt in contact with Carbonate rich Sediments. The specimen we have of Terrestrial Iron has a spear shaped aspect to it, with a typical metallic grey-black colour with partial alteration of rusty coloured Fe-oxides. A rare specimen from the location.

Details

Dimensions
8.0 × 7.8 × 2.4 cm
Categories
Locality
Uivfag, Qeqertarsuaq Island, Greenland, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Terrestrial