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Nickel-iron

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Name:Taken from the composition


Dana 7 gave this species name to the series of face centred cubic nickel iron alloys with an iron content ranging from 0 to 75%. It encompassed the high nickel terrestrials: Awaruite, Josephinite, Souesite, and Bobrovkite; as well as the low nickel meteorites: Edmonsonite, Taenite, and the mixture Plessite. Contemporary usage breaks the series into low nickel Taenite, high nickel Awaruite, and nearly pure Nickel.

Classification of Nickel-iron

Explanation of status:Late 20th century mineralogy suggests more than one species per series and since the low nickel members were extraterrestial and high nickel members were terrestrial, the split seemed natural and the species name for the series abandoned. Now the series has three valid species: Taenite, Awaruite, and Nickel
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Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Nickel-iron

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 117-118.

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  • Localities for Nickel-iron

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    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Azerbaijan
     
    • Naxçıvan District (Naxcivan; Nakhichevan)
      • Shusha
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/roedderite.pdf.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Oman
     
    • Dhofar Province (Al Janubiyah Province)
    Russell, S. S., Zipfel, J., Grossman, J. N., & Grady, M. M. (2002). The meteoritical bulletin, no. 86, 2002 July. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 37(S5), A157-A184.
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Granada
    www.meteoriticalsociety.org/bulletin/mb78.html
    Switzerland
     
    • Fribourg (Freiburg)
      • Ulmiz
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 500
    • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
      • Schanfig Valley
        • Langwies
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 500
    Ukraine
     
    • Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia)
      • Rakhivskiy Raion
        • Kvasy
    Keidel, W. (1965): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 11, 487-506
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Coconino Co.
        • Flagstaff
          • Elden Mountain area
    Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 10.
        • Winslow
    Rob Lavinsky
    • California
      • Del Norte Co.
        • Klamath Mts
    Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 118.
      • Kern Co.
        • San Emigdio Mts
    Merrill, George Perkins (1888), On a new meteorite from the San Emigdio Range, San Bernardino County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 35: 490-491
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Valley Wells
    Reeds, Chester Albert (1937), Catalog of meteorites: American Museum of Natural History Bulletin 73, Art. 6: 633-634; Coulson, A.L. (1940), Catalogue of meteorites: Geological Survey Of India Memoirs 75: 220.; eonard, Frederick Charles (1944), The identity of the Windmill Station with that of the “Valley Wells”, California aerolite fall: Contributions of the Society for Research on Meteorites: 3: 174-175; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 60.
    • Kansas
      • Sheridan Co.
        • Township of West Saline
    Farrington, Oliver C., Catalogue of the meteorites of North America, to January 1, 1909.
    • Maine
      • Hancock Co.
        • Castine
    www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/minerals/sites/mar99.htm
    • New York
      • Rockland Co.
        • Harriman State Park
          • Grape Swamp Mountain
    Lenik, E.J. (1996) Iron Mine Trails (New York-New Jersey Trail Conference)
    • Oklahoma
      • Caddo Co.
    Conference Paper, 28th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, p. 409.
    • Texas
      • Fort Bend Co.
    www.meteorites.com.au
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