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MD-117868
Awaruite
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Josephine Creek, Josephine Creek District, Josephine Co., Oregon, USA
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Awaruite is a nickel-iron alloy-bearing rock named after its place of origin, Josephine County in southwestern Oregon. These awaruite pebbles occur as detritus in several streams that originate and flow across the Josephine Peridotite. This pebble/nugget weighs 13 grams. It was in the Millard Grobon collection, and after that in the collection of Gene Meieran.