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Tetrataenite

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Formula:
FeNi
System:TetragonalHardness:
Name:The name is derived from the tetragonal crystal system and compositional similarity to taenite.


Iron-Nickel Group

Classification of Tetrataenite

IMA status:Approved 1979
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.08-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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 edition ID:1.1.17.5
Dana 8th edition ID:1.1.11.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Hey's CIM Ref.:1.64

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

Type Locality:Estherville meteorite, Emmet Co., Iowa, USA
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:Fe, Ni
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Ni
Common Impurities:Co,Cu,P

Relationship of Tetrataenite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.AE.05Molybdenum
Mo
1.AE.05Chromium
Cr
1.AE.05Iron
Fe
1.AE.05Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05Tungsten
W
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNi
Fe
 
7
Cr
 
2
Ni
1.AE.10Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10Antitaenite
Fe
 
3
Ni
1.AE.15Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.AE.15Ferchromide
Cr
 
1.5
Fe
 
0.5-x
1.AE.15Wairauite
CoFe
1.AE.20Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.AE.25Jedwabite
Fe
 
7
(Ta,Nb)
 
3
1.AE.30Manganese
Mn
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
1.1Copper
Cu
1.2Silver
Ag
1.5Gold
Au
1.6Auricupride
Cu
 
3
Au
1.7Tetra-auricupride
AuCu
1.8Zinc
Zn
1.9Cadmium
Cd
1.10Danbaite
CuZn
 
2
1.11Zhanghengite
CuZn
1.12Mercury
Hg
1.13Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.14Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.15Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.16Schachnerite
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
1.17Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.18Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.19Weishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.20Indium
In
1.21Aluminium
Al
1.22Khatyrkite
(Cu,Zn)Al
 
2
1.23Cupalite
(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24Diamond
C
1.25Graphite
C
1.26Chaoite
C
1.27Lonsdaleite
C
1.28Silicon
Si
1.29Tin
Sn
1.30Lead
Pb
1.31Anyuiite
Au(Pb,Sb)
 
2
1.31Novodneprite
AuPb
 
3
1.32Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
1.33Arsenic
As
1.34Arsenolamprite
As
1.35Paxite
CuAs
 
2
1.36Koutekite
Cu
 
5
As
 
2
1.37Domeykite
Cu
 
3
As
1.38Algodonite
(Cu
 
1-x
As
 
x
)
1.39Novakite
Cu
 
20
AgAs
 
10
1.40Kutinaite
Cu
 
2
AgAs
1.41Antimony
Sb
1.42Stibarsen
AsSb
1.43Paradocrasite
Sb
 
3
As
1.44Horsfordite
Cu, Sb
1.45Cuprostibite
Cu
 
2
(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum
(Ag
 
1-x
Sb
 
x
)
1.47Aurostibite
AuSb
 
2
1.48Dyscrasite
Ag
 
3
Sb
1.49Bismuth
Bi
1.50Maldonite
Au
 
2
Bi
1.51Sulphur
S
 
8
1.52Rosickýite
S
1.53Selenium
Se
1.54Tellurium
Te
1.55Chromium
Cr
1.56Rhenium
Re
1.57Iron
Fe
1.58Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.59Ferchromide
Cr
 
1.5
Fe
 
0.5-x
1.60Wairauite
CoFe
1.61Nickel
Ni
1.62Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.65Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.66Palladium
(Pd,Pt)
1.67Potarite
PdHg
1.68Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.70Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.72Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.73Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.75Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.76Osmium
(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium
(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82Platinum
Pt
1.83Hongshiite
PtCu
1.84Niggliite
PtSn
1.85Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.86Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.88Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.1.17.1Iron
Fe
1.1.17.2Nickel
Ni
1.1.17.3Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.4Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.6Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.1.17.6Hexaferrum
(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)

Other Names for Tetrataenite

Synonyms:
IMA1979-076
Other Languages:
German:Tetrataenit
Simplified Chinese:四方镍纹石
Spanish:Tetrataenita

Other Information

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References for Tetrataenite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1980) 65: 624.

Nature 273: 453-454.

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  • Localities for Tetrataenite

    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
      • Queen Maud Land (Dronning Maud Land)
        • 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.
    Brazil
     
    • Santa Catarina
      • São Francisco do Sul
        • Morro do Rócio
    American Mineralogist, Volume 65, pages 624-630 1980
    Canada
     
    • New Brunswick
      • York Co.
        • Canterbury Parish
          • Benton
    www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2001/pdf/5301.pdf.
    Chile
     
    • Antofagasta Region
      • Antofagasta Province
        • 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.
    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)
    Poland
     
    • Wielkopolskie
      • Poznan
    http://ciasem2005.cigb.edu.cu/Abstracts_Post_Mat/Ewa%20Starnawska.pdf.
    Serbia
     
    • Jelica
    MinMag 58:215
    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
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt Co.
        • Portales
    Lunar and Planetary Science XXX
    • Washington
      • Whitman Co.
        • Albion
    www.meteorlab.com/METEORLAB2001dev/albtxt3.htm
    Yemen
     
    • Hadramawt Governorate
    63rd.Meteorical Soc. Meeting, 5168(2000); Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
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