Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native alloy of iron and nickel (FeNi2) occurring in river-gravel with gold, platinum, tinstone, etc., and probably derived from a peridotite: found near Awarua bay, New Zealand.
- -ite (Wiktionary)
“Follow-up scanning electron microscope analyses provided a range of 72 to 85% nickel, 15 to 28% iron and minor cobalt in the nickel-iron alloy and confirmed the presence of the mineral awaruite, essentially a form of naturally occurring stainless steel.”
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