The name is derived from the Greek for "band". Taenite is a major constituent of iron meteorites. In octahedrites it is found in bands interleaving with kamacite forming Widmanstätten patterns, whereas in ataxites it is the dominant constituent. In octahedrites a fine intermixture with kamacite can occur, which is called plessite.
In situ discovery of graphite with interstellar isotopic signatures in a chondrule-free clast in an L3 chondrite.
May 29, 1998; Different graphite morphologies (i) have been observed in many unequilibrated chondrites (2, 3). In the unequilibrated ordinary...