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Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG

It was 1984 when farmer Margrit Christen near Nidau, just north of the Lake of Biel, Switzerland, after ploughing found a peculiar looking stone. It was the first and still largest mass of the Twannberg Iron IIG Meteorite (TW1, 15.9kg).

The Twannberg meteorite is chemically a rare IIG iron and structurally a hexahedrite. These meteorite is one of only six Hexahedrit IIG iron meteorites found on earth. With the classification of Twannberg in 1986 and Guanaco in 2001. These meteorite are hexahedrites  being  very  low  in  nickel  (4.1  to  4.9% Ni  in metal) and high in P, leading to characteristic large inclusions of skeletal schreibersite (Fe,Ni)3P.
Ongoing scientific research shows that the Twannberg meteorite fell 200,000 years ago (+/- 20,000 years). Some pieces even showed delicate flowlines and original fusion crust.

 


           

 

 

 

Basic information:

Name: Twannberg
  
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
     Country: Twannberg, Canton of Berne, Switzerland
Mass: 20,69kg

Classification history: Iron, IIG

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Dimension: ~ 80x67x32mm

Weight: 378g

Meteoritical Bulletin Database: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=24088


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  • Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG
  • Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG
  • Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG
  • Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG
  • Twannberg - 378g / Iron IIG
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