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Nickelphosphide from
Zhamanshin impact crater, Yrgyz, Aktobe Region, Kazakhstan

Locality type:Impact Crater
Comments:Microinclusions within thin layer of condensate high-silica glass covering surface of irghizite. Mineral is represented by Fe-free variety of ideal composition Ni3P. Apparently this is relict mineral of the impactor.
Confirmation Methods:SEM-EDS
References:T.A. Gornostaeva analythical data (2015); Gornostaeva, T. A., Mokhov, A. V., Kartashov, P. M., & Bogatikov, O. A. (2018) Cosmogenic Substances in the Zhamanshin Crater. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 478, No. 2, pp. 204-207). Pleiades Publishing.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Irghizite1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Irghizite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Nickelphosphide data
Locality Data:Click here to view Zhamanshin impact crater, Yrgyz, Aktobe Region, Kazakhstan
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