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Haxonite

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Formula:
(Fe,Ni)
 
23
C
 
6
Hardness:5½ - 6
This page provides mineralogical data about Haxonite.

Classification of Haxonite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.09-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.BA.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
A : Carbides
Dana 7th edition ID:1.1.25.1
Dana 8th edition ID:1.1.16.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Hey's CIM Ref.:2.10

2 : Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides
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Type Occurrence of Haxonite

Co-type Localities:Toluca meteorite, Jiquipilco (Xiquipilco), Mexico, Mexico
Canyon Diablo meteorite, Meteor Crater and vicinity, Winslow, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
Year of Discovery:1971

Physical Properties of Haxonite

Hardness (Mohs):5½ - 6

Chemical Properties of Haxonite

Formula:
(Fe,Ni)
 
23
C
 
6
Simplified for copy/paste:(Fe,Ni)23C6
Essential elements:C, Fe
All elements listed in formula:C, Fe, Ni

Relationship of Haxonite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.BA.05Cohenite
(Fe,Ni,Co)
 
3
C
1.BA.10Isovite
(Cr,Fe)
 
23
C
 
6
1.BA.15Tongbaite
Cr
 
3
C
 
2
1.BA.20Khamrabaevite
(Ti,V,Fe)C
1.BA.20Niobocarbide
(Nb,Ta)C
1.BA.20Tantalcarbide
TaC
1.BA.25Qusongite
WC
1.BA.30Yarlongite
Cr
 
4
Fe
 
4
NiC
 
4
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
2.1Moissanite
SiC
2.2Sinoite
Si
 
2
N
 
2
O
2.3Osbornite
TiN
2.4Tongbaite
Cr
 
3
C
 
2
2.5Carlsbergite
CrN
2.6Siderazot
Fe
 
5
N
 
2
2.7Gupeiite
Fe
 
3
Si
2.8Xifengite
Fe
 
5
Si
 
3
2.9Khamrabaevite
(Ti,V,Fe)C
2.11Cohenite
(Fe,Ni,Co)
 
3
C
2.12Roaldite
(Fe,Ni)
 
4
N
2.13Suessite
(Fe,Ni)
 
3
Si
2.14Schreibersite
(Fe,Ni)
 
3
P
2.15Barringerite
(Fe,Ni)
 
2
P
2.16Perryite
(Ni,Fe)
 
5
(Si,P)
 
2
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.1.25.2Isovite
(Cr,Fe)
 
23
C
 
6

Other Names for Haxonite

Synonyms:
IMA1971-001
Other Languages:
German:Haxonit
Simplified Chinese:碳铁矿
哈镍碳铁矿
Spanish:Haxonita

Other Information

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 Haxonite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 209.

Nature (Physical Sciences): 229: 61-62.

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  • Localities for Haxonite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (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.
    Antarctica
     
    • Eastern Antarctica
      • Victoria Land
        • Allan Hills
    Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998). Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998)
    China
     
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
          • Fuhai Co. (Burultokay Co.)
    Yongheng Chen and Daode Wang (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(2), 119-125
    Hungary
     
    • Veszprém Co.
      • Bakony Mtns
        • Nagyvázsony
    Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei:Mineral Species of Hungary,2005
    India
     
    • Madhya Pradesh
    Taylor, G. J., Okada, A., Scott, E. R. D., Rubin, A. E., Huss, G. R. & Keil, K. (1981) The Occurrence and Implications of Carbide-Magnetite Assemblages in Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrites (abstract). Lunar and PLanetary Science XII: 1076-1078. ( March 1981)
    Mexico
     
    • Mexico
      • Jiquipilco (Xiquipilco)
    Am Min 59 (1974), 209
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Primorskiy Kray
        • Sikhote-Alin Mts
          • Paseka village
    H. J. Axon, J. Kinder, C. W. Haworth and J. W. Horsfield (1981) Carlsbergite, CrN, in Troilite, FeS, of the Sikhote Alin Meteoritic Iron. Mineralogical Magazine 44:107-109.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Coconino Co.
        • Winslow
          • Meteor Crater and vicinity
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 244; Scott, E.R.D. (1971), New carbide (Fe,Ni)23C6, found in meteorites, Nat. Phys. Sci.: 229: 61-62; Am.Min.: 59 (1974), 209.
    • Kentucky
      • Metcalfe Co.
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/haxonite.pdf.
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne Co.
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/haxonite.pdf.
    • Texas
      • Red River Co.
        • Rugby (Deport area)
    www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2000/pdf/5106.pdf.
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