a meteorite of roughly equal proportions of metallic iron and stony matter.
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- stony pit,
- stony point,
- stookey-scarff operation,
Also called siderolite.
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A relatively rare type of meteorite consisting of approximately equal amounts by weight of silicate minerals and an alloy of nickel and iron. See more at meteorite.
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