BENCUBBIN Western Australia,

bencubbinOccasionally a meteorite will occupy a class by itself. Bencubbin is one such specimen. A mesosiderite, it has ensttie and olivine crystals as well as clasts of chondritic material, mixed with troilite and finely laced silicates. It has a hexahedrite metal matrix (6.6% nickel), yet show no Newman lines when etched. Very unusual.