Lunar Free Metallic Iron

Lunar free iron

Iron-nickel meteorite – NASA images-assets.nasa.gov/image/PIA12192/PIA12192~orig.jpg

Lunar free metallic iron is the iron fines and chunks from iron-nickel asteroids that impacted the Lunar surface. It’s also the very small particles of pure iron created during meteoroid impacts, solar wind sputtering, and geological processes. It’s “free” because we won’t need to chemically release it from the rocks. All we need to do is pick it up with a magnet and separate it from the other stuff with it.

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