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Tetrataenite

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Formula:
FeNi
System:
Tetragonal
Hardness:
Name:
The name is derived from the tetragonal crystal system and compositional similarity to taenite.
Iron-Nickel Group.

Common in iron meteorites, but very rare in terrestrial rocks.

Classification of Tetrataenite

Approved 1979
1.AE.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.17.5
1.1.11.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.64

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Tetrataenite

Year of Discovery:
1979

Physical Properties of Tetrataenite

Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Tetrataenite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.53Å, c = 3.58Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.415
Unit Cell Volume:
V 22.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Tetrataenite

Formula:
FeNi
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Co,Cu,P

Relationship of Tetrataenite to other Species

1.AE.05MolybdenumMo
1.AE.05ChromiumCr
1.AE.05IronFe
1.AE.05Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05TungstenW
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNiFe7Cr2Ni
1.AE.10Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10AntitaeniteFe3Ni
1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.AE.15FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.AE.15WairauiteCoFe
1.AE.20AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.AE.25JedwabiteFe7(Ta,Nb)3
1.AE.30ManganeseMn
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
1.1.17.1IronFe
1.1.17.2NickelNi
1.1.17.3Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.4Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.6AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.1.17.6Hexaferrum(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)

Other Names for Tetrataenite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:四方镍纹石
Spanish:Tetrataenita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Tetrataenite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1980) 65: 624.

Nature 273: 453-454.

Bibhuranjan Nayak and Franz Michael Meyer (2015): Tetrataenite in terrestrial rock. American Mineralogist, 100, 209-214.

Internet Links for Tetrataenite

Localities for Tetrataenite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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
    • Queen Maud Land (Dronning Maud Land)
Kimura, M. & Ikeda, Y. (1992). Mineralogy and Petrology of an unusual Belgica-7904 Carbonaceous Chondrite: Genetic Relationships among the Components. Proc. NIPR Symp. Antarct. Meteorites 5: 74-119. (March 1992)
      • Queen Fabiola Mts (Yamato Mts)
Twentieth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites. Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium, No. 9, held June 6-8, 1995, at the National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo. Editor in Chief, Hideyasu Kojima, with Naoya Imae, Makoto Kimura, Akira Shimoyama, Nobuo Takaoka. Published by the National Institute of Polar Research, 1996, p.79
    • Transantarctic Mts
      • Wisconsin Range
        • Graves Nunataks Meteorites
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 70, Issue 2, 15 January 2006, Pages 516-531
    • Victoria Land
      • Allan Hills
Jeffrey N. Grossman, Alan E. Rubin & Glenn J. MacPherson (1988). Allan Hills 85085: an Out-of-the-Ordinary, Enstatite-rich Carbonaceous Chondrite. Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, vol. 19, p. 433.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Ashburnham Co.
      • Molong
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
Bangladesh
 
  • Chittagong
    • Tippera District
Yang, C. W., Williams, D. B. & Goldstein, J. I. (1994) AEM Study of the Tetrataenite Rim of Metal Phases in Meteorites (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXV, Abstracts: page 1529.
Brazil
 
  • Bahia
    • Rio do Pires
Zucolotto, M. E., & Antonello, L. L. (2001). Mineralogy and petrography of the L6 Chondrite Rio do Pires, Brazil. Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplement, 36, 234.
  • Santa Catarina
    • São Francisco do Sul
      • Morro do Rócio
American Mineralogist, Volume 65, pages 624-630 1980; Scorzelli, Rosa B..(2008) Meteorites: messengers from the outer space. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.2 [cited 2014-08-16], pp. 226-23; Goldstein, J. I. et al. (1998) The Santa Catharina Meteorite: A Cloudy Zone Microstructure Consisting of a Fine Intergrowth of Tetrataenite and Antitaenite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33 (4, Suppl): pages A59-A60. (July 1998)
Burkina Faso
 
  • East Region
    • Gnagna Province
      • Bilanga-Yanga
Domanik, K., Kolar, S., Musselwhite, D. & Drake, M. J. (2004) Accessory silicate mineral assemblages in the Bilanga diogenite: A petrographic study. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39(4): 567-579. (April 2004)
Cameroon
 
  • Adamaoua Region
Rubin, A. E. (1997) The Galim LL/EH polymict breccia: Evidence for impact-induced exchange between reduced and oxidized meteoritic material, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 32(4); 489-492. (July 1997)
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • York Co.
      • Canterbury Parish
        • Benton
www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2001/pdf/5301.pdf.
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Augusta Victoria
        • Imilac
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
      • Taltal
Kimura, M., Ikeda, Y., Ebihara, M., & Prinz, M. (1991). New enclaves in the Vaca Muerta mesosiderite: Petrogenesis and comparison with HED meteorites. Antarctic Meteorite Research, 4, 263.; Scorzelli, R. B., & Souza Azevedo, I. (2001). Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies on Mesosiderites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplement, 36, 185.
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Peckelsheim
Rubin, A. E. (1997) Mineralogy of meteorite groups. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 32 (2): 231-247. (Mar 1997)
India
 
  • Uttar Pradesh
Johnson, C.L., D.S. Lauretta, and P.R. Buseck, A High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Fine-Grained Phosphates in Metal From the Bishunpur LL3.1 Ordinary Chondrite, 63rd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (5303.pdf); Lauretta, Dante S., Peter R. Buseck, and Thomas J. Zega (2001) Opaque minerals in the matrix of the Bishunpur (LL3.1) chondrite: constraints on the chondrule formation environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 65(8)(15 April 2001): 1337-1353.
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Ferrara Province
D. S. Lauretta (2004). Opaque Mineral Assemblages at Chondrule Boundaries in the Vigarano CV Chondrite: Evidence for Gas-Solid Reactions Following Chondrule Formation. 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1609.
  • Lombardy
    • Brescia Province
      • Trenzano
- M. Chinellato : "Two brescian meteorites : Trenzano and Alfianello", Meteorite Magazine, 05/2001 - Pedrazzi, G.; Ortalli, I.; Galvao da Silva, E.; Scorzelli, R. B. : "Tetrataenite in Metal Particles of the Trenzano Meteorite Identified by Mossbauer Spectroscopy", Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 31, page A105, 01/1996
Kazakhstan
 
  • Pavlodar Province (Pavlodar Oblysy; Pavlodarskaya Oblast')
http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~campbell/Abstracts/Fremdlinge_preprint.pdf.
Mexico
 
  • Zacatecas
Rob Lavinsky
Oman
 
  • Dhofar Province (Al Janubiyah Province)
Ivanova, M. A., Taylor, L. A., Clayton, R. N., Mayeda, T. K., Nazarov, M. A., Brandstaetter, F., & Kurat, G. (2002, March). Dhofar 225 vs. the CM clan: Metamorphosed or new type of carbonaceous chondrite?. In Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference Abstracts (Vol. 33, p. 1437).
Poland
 
  • Wielkopolskie
    • Poznan
http://ciasem2005.cigb.edu.cu/Abstracts_Post_Mat/Ewa%20Starnawska.pdf.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
Yang, J., Goldstein, J.I. & Scott, E. R. D. (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Viipuri
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
Serbia
 
  • Moravica District
    • Čačak (Caßak; Zazach)
      • Jelica
MinMag 58:215
Spain
 
  • La Rioja
    • Logroño
      • Varea
Yang, C. W., Williams, D. B. & Goldstein, J. I. (1994) AEM Study of the Tetrataenite Rim of Metal Phases in Meteorites (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXV, Abstracts: page 1529.
Turkey
 
  • Aegean Region
    • Aydin Province
      • Didim
Meteoritical Society 72nd meeting, 5294(2009)
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater and vicinity
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 394.
  • Iowa
    • Emmet Co.
American Mineralogist, Volume 65, pages 624-630 1980
  • Kansas
    • Kiowa Co.
      • Kimberly farm
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
    • Norton Co.
Mittlefehldt, D. W., McCoy, T. J., Goodrich, C. A. & Kracher, A. (1998) Non-chondritic meteorites from Asteroidal bodies. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 4, 195 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA.
  • Kentucky
    • Christian Co.
Yang, J., Goldstein, J.I. & Scott, E. R. D. (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
  • New Mexico
    • Roosevelt Co.
      • Portales
Lunar and Planetary Science XXX
  • Texas
    • Castro Co.
      • Dimmitt
Rubin, A. E., Scott, E. R., Taylor, G. J., Keil, K., Allen, J. S., Mayeda, T. K., ... & Bogard, D. D. (1983). Nature of the H chondrite parent body regolith: Evidence from the Dimmitt breccia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012), 88(S02), A741-A754.
  • Washington
    • Whitman Co.
      • Albion
www.meteorlab.com/METEORLAB2001dev/albtxt3.htm
  • Wyoming
    • Laramie Co.
Jijin Yang, Joseph I. Goldstein & Edward R. D. Scott (2010) Main-group pallasites: Thermal history, relationship to IIIA irons and origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4471-4492.
Yemen
 
  • Hadramawt Governorate
63rd.Meteorical Soc. Meeting, 5168(2000); Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
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