Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An isometric-hexoctahedral mineral containing iron and nickel.

from The 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.

Etymologies

-ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Moreover, awaruite has been identified in archived drill core from the Pipestone Pond Complex in central Newfoundland and samples from six holes have been submitted for analysis.

  • 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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