First piece found 1994 July
Iron, fine octahedrite (IIE)
A man found a 45 kg rusted mass in the forest of Mont Dieu. Subsequently, many other fragments were found (~50), ranging up to 95 kg. Total mass >360 kg. Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; C. Perron, MNHNP): bulk metal composition, 0.434 wt% Co, 7.55 wt% Ni, 23.2 ppm Ga, 63 ppm Ge, 8.3 ppm As, 4.9 ppm Ir, 0.861 ppm Au; widmanstätten pattern irregular; contains abundant troilite and schreibersite and rare chromite, silicate, metallic Cu; all fragments deeply rusted. See Desrousseaux et al. (1996) for details. Specimens: half of total mass, MNHNP; remainder with private collectors.
Name : Mont Dieu Class : Iron, fine octahedrite IIE Region: Ardennes, France Date : 1994 TKW : 360kg