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Nantan Meteorite is a Nickel-Iron Octahedrite.
This particular type of Meteorite is known to rust instantly, the worst of meteorites and a nightmare to keep rust free without the proper knowledge. I coated this specimen pictured using my Ring Armor Rustproofing method. As an ongoing test I will be carrying it around, handling it, tossing it, putting it in my pockets, do what-ever I can to test my Ring Armor Rustproofing method.
My Rustproofing Method will be applied to certain iron meteorite items at the listed price for small items 1" x 1" x 1" or a quote can be given.

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Historian say Nantan fell in May of 1516. In May of Jiajing 11th year, they sighted stars falling from the northwest, waving like snakes and dragons. The falling stars looked as bright as lightning but lasted only seconds. Approximately 9000 kg fell on earth where it lay untouched until 1958. Trying to increase production, peasants thought it would help their steel production if they used the Nantan Meteorite in the neighborhood blast furnaces. There was a shortage of iron and so the meteorites were dug up. Fortunately their melting point was too high and the meteorites were spared. When cleaned from their heavy oxide coating they show three dimensional Widmanstatten lines, i.e. octahedral crystals of kamacite to over an inch.
The fall was in an 8 km wide path, trending northwesterly over a length of 27 to 28 km between the towns of Lihu and Yaochai, located NE and ESE of Nandan, respectively. The grid reference is arbitrarily centered on this area.

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Nantan Meteorite, Nandan Meteorite, Rustproof

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