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6½ - 7
The name reflects its composition.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nickelphosphide.

Classification of Nickelphosphide


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

Physical Properties of Nickelphosphide

Hardness (Mohs):
6½ - 7

Crystallography of Nickelphosphide

Crystal System:

Chemical Properties of Nickelphosphide

Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Nickelphosphide to other Species


Other Names for Nickelphosphide

Name in Other Languages:

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 Nickelphosphide

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Nickelphosphide

Localities for Nickelphosphide

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.
  • Cumulus Ridge
Danielson, L.R., Righter, K. & Humayun, M. (2009) Trace element chemistry of Cumulus Ridge 04071 pallasite with implications for main group pallasites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44 (7):1019-1032. (July 2009)
  • Naxçıvan District (Naxcivan; Nakhichevan)
    • Shusha
  • Homyel' Province (Gomel)
Steffen Moeckel catalogue - 14.06.2009
  • Matruh Governorate
    • East Uweinat Desert
      • Kamil Crater
Gunnar Farber specimens
  • Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast')
T.A. Gornostaeva analythical data (2015)
  • Meknès-Tafilalet Region
    • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
      • Erfoud (Erfud)
V. Moggi-Cecchi et al., 2005
  • Wielkopolskie
    • Poznan
Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2015): Moraskoite, Na2Mg(PO4)F, a new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 387-398.
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan shield
        • Onello River basin
          • Bol'shoy Dolguchan River
Am. Min. 87:5-1245-1249
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Magadan
Sharygin, V. V., Kovyazin, S. V. & Podgornykh, N. M. (2006) Mineralogy of Olivine-hosted Inclusions from the Omolon Pallasite (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XXXVII, abstract no.1235. (Mar 2006)
  • 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.
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater and vicinity
The Mineralogical Record July 1, 2000 Mandarino, J. A.
  • Kansas
    • McPherson Co.
  • 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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