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Nickelphosphide

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Formula:
(Ni,Fe)
 
3
P
System:TetragonalLustre:Metallic
Hardness:6½ - 7
Name:The name reflects its composition.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nickelphosphide.

Classification of Nickelphosphide

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.11-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.BD.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
D : Phosphides
Dana 7th edition ID:1.1.31.3
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Type Occurrence of Nickelphosphide

Type Locality:Butler meteorite, Bates Co., Missouri, USA

Physical Properties of Nickelphosphide

Lustre:Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):6½ - 7

Crystallography of Nickelphosphide

Crystal System:Tetragonal

Chemical Properties of Nickelphosphide

Formula:
(Ni,Fe)
 
3
P
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ni,Fe)3P
Essential elements:Ni, P
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Ni, P

Relationship of Nickelphosphide to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.BD.05Schreibersite
(Fe,Ni)
 
3
P
1.BD.10Barringerite
(Fe,Ni)
 
2
P
1.BD.10Monipite
MoNiP
1.BD.15Florenskyite
FeTiP
1.BD.15Allabogdanite
(Fe,Ni)
 
2
P
1.BD.15Andreyivanovite
FeCrP
1.BD.20Melliniite
(Ni,Fe)
 
4
P
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.1.31.1Barringerite
(Fe,Ni)
 
2
P
1.1.31.2Schreibersite
(Fe,Ni)
 
3
P
1.1.31.4Melliniite
(Ni,Fe)
 
4
P

Other Names for Nickelphosphide

Synonyms:
IMA1998-023
Other Languages:
German:Nickelphosphid

Other Information

Special Storage/
Display Requirements from:
Lenartov meteorite,..., Bardejov Co., Prešov Region, SlovakiaXX up to 0.03 mm
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 Nickelphosphide

Reference List:

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Britvin, S.N., Kolomensky, V.D., Boldyreva, M.M., Bogdanova, A.N., Kretser, Yu.L., Boldyreva, O.N., and Rudashevskii, N.S. (1999) Nickelphosphide, (Ni,Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1999): 128(3): 64-72.

Geist, V., Wagner, G., Nolze,G., and Moretzki, O. (2005) Investigations of the meteoritic mineral (Fe,Ni)3P. Crystal Research Technology: 40: 52-64.

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  • Localities for Nickelphosphide

    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.
    Azerbaijan
     
    • Naxçıvan District (Naxcivan; Nakhichevan)
      • Shusha
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/nickelphosphide.pdf.
    Belarus
     
    • Homyel' Province (Gomel)
    Steffen Moeckel catalogue - 14.06.2009
    Egypt
     
    • Matruh Governorate
      • East Uweinat Desert
        • Kamil Crater
    Gunnar Farber specimens
    Morocco
     
    • Meknès-Tafilalet Region
      • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
        • Erfoud (Erfud)
    V. Moggi-Cecchi et al., 2005
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Aldan shield
          • Onello River basin
            • Bol'shoy Dolguchan River
    Am. Min. 87:5-1245-1249
    Slovakia
     
    • Prešov Region
      • Bardejov Co.
        • Lenartov
    Britvin S. N., Kolomensky V. D., Boldyreva M. M., Bogdanova A. N., Kretser Y. L., Boldyreva O. N., Rudashesky N. S., 1999: Nickelphosphide (Ni, Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, 3, 64-72.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Coconino Co.
        • Winslow
          • Meteor Crater and vicinity
    The Mineralogical Record July 1, 2000 Mandarino, J. A.
    • Kansas
      • McPherson Co.
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/nickelphosphide.pdf.
    • Kentucky
      • Kenton Co.
    Zapiski Vseross. Mineral. Obshch. (1999) 128/3, 64-72 (in russian)
      • Metcalfe Co.
    MinRec (July, 2000)
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha Co.
    MinRec (July, 2000)
    • Missouri
      • Bates Co.
    Britvin S N, Kolomensky V D, Boldyreva M M, Bogdanova A N, Kretser Y L, Boldyreva O N, Rudashesky N S (1999) Nickelphosphide (Ni, Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite, Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, issue 3 64-72
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