Kamacite Plate Width Estimation in Octahedrites

M. J. Frost
Department of Geology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Summary: Tables are given which enable a quick estimate to be made of the true thickness of kamacite plates from measurements of the Widmanstetter figure on a single random plane. The method is applied to the following meteorites (width in mm following name): Arispe, 2·90; Brenham, 0·91; Duketon, 1·13; Henbury, 0·74; Ogallala, 1·53; Thule, 0·89; View Hill, 0·62.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1965 v. 35; no. 272; p. 640-642; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1965.035.272.08
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