Rowton
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The Rowton meteorite is the only British iron meteorite. It fell on April 20th 1876 as a 3.5 kg stone and is classified as an Iron IIIAB.

Rowton is near Wellington in Shropshire, England.

In thin section it is possible to see a few crystals of golden yellow troilite, otherwise the specimen is entirely metallic iron. The cut surface of the hand specimen has been etched to reveal a widmanstatten pattern that is caused by fine interleaving of kamacite and taenite (two types of metallic irons with differing nickel content).

See also:
http://www.bimsociety.org/bim1.shtml

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=22773

Specimen: BM50062
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Rowton, near Wellington, Shropshire, England
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Ma = Millions of years ago
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