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Taken from the composition
Dana 7 gave this species name to the series of face centred cubic nickel iron alloys with an iron content ranging from 0 to 75%. It encompassed the high nickel terrestrials: Awaruite, Josephinite, Souesite, and Bobrovkite; as well as the low nickel meteorites: Edmonsonite, Taenite, and the mixture Plessite. Contemporary usage breaks the series into low nickel Taenite, high nickel Awaruite, and nearly pure Nickel.

Classification of Nickel-iron

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 Nickel-iron

Reference List:
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 117-118.

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Localities for Nickel-iron

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.
  • Adrar Province
Bischoff, A., Palme, H., Geiger, T. & Spettel, B. (1992) Mineralogy and Chemistry of the EL-Chondritic Melt Rock Ilafegh-009 (Abstract): LPSC XXIII: page 105. (March 1992); McCoy, T. J. et al. (1995) Origin and history of impact-melt rocks of enstatite chondrite parentage: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59 (1): 161-175. (Feb 1995)
  • Buckley Island quadrangle
    • Lewis Cliff
Delaney, J. S. & Sutton, S. R. (1988) Lewis Cliff 86010, an ADORable Antarctican: Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XIX: p. 265. (March 1988)
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Maud Land (Dronning Maud Land)
      • Queen Fabiola Mts (Yamato Mts)
Lin, Y. & Kimura, M. (1998) Petrographic and mineralogical study of new EH melt rocks and a new enstatite chondrite grouplet: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33(3): 501-511. (May 1998)
    • Transantarctic Mts
      • Pecora Escarpment
        • LaPaz Ice Field
Satterwhite, C. & Righter, K. [eds.] (2004) Petrographic Descriptions. Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 27(1), pp. 8, 16. (Feb 2004); Izawa, M. R. M., King, P. L., Flemming, R. L., Peterson, R. C. & McCausland, P. J. A. (2010) Mineralogical and spectroscopic investigation of enstatite chondrites by X-ray diffraction and infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 115 (E7): 18 pages. (July 2010)
    • Victoria Land
      • Allan Hills
Score, R., Schwarz, C. M., King, T. V. V., Mason, H., Bogard, D. D. & Gabel, E. M. (1981) Antarctic Meteorite Descriptions: 1976-1977-1978-1979. Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 4 (1), JSC, Houston. (Feb 1981)
Brian Mason (1978) Antarctic Meteorite Data Sheet, ALHA77397: Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 1 (3). (Nov 1978)
Score, R. & Lindstrom, M. [eds](1996) Petrographic Descriptions: Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 19 (1). (Feb 1996); Weisberg, M. K., Prinz, M. & Nehru, C. E. (1997) QUE 94204 - an EH-chondritic melt rock (Conference Paper): Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXVIII, pdf#1358: 525-526. (March 1997); Enstatite; Calcite, Clinoenstatite, Cristobalite, Daubréelite, Goethite, Gypsum, Nickel-iron, Plagioclase, Kamacite, Schreibersite , Troilite; van Niekerk, D., Keil, K. & Humayan, M. (2014) Petrogenesis of anomalous Queen Alexandra Range enstatite meteorites and their relation to enstatite chondrites, primitive enstatite achondrites, and aubrites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49 (3): 295-312. (March 2014)
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • South Flinders Ranges
        • Brachina
Nehru, C. E., Prinz, M., Delaney, J. S., Dreibus, G., Palme, H., Spettel, B. & Waenke, H. (1983) Brachina - a new type of meteorite, not a chassignite. Journal of Geophysical Research, Supplement. vol. 88: pp. B237-B244. (Nov 1983)
  • Ağcabədi District (Aghjabadi)
    • Shusha; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Rio de Janeiro
    • Angra dos Reis
      • Ilha Grande
Prinz, M., Keil, K., Hlava, P. F., Berkely, J. L., Gomes, C. B. & Curvello, W. S. (1977) Studies of Brazilian meteorites. III - Origin and history of the Angra DOS Reis achondrite: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 35 (2): 317-330. (June 1977)
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse Mining District
      • Carcross
        • Tagish Lake
Zolensky, T., Nakamura, K. & Gounelle,M., Mikouchi,T., Tachikawa. O. & Tonui E. (2002). Phyllosilicate-rich Micrometeorites and Their Origins: Implication from Comparison of Mineralogy of Tagish Lake: An ungrouped type 2 carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37(5), 737-761. (May 2002.)
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Taltal
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Münsterland
      • Steinfurt
        • Ibbenbüren
Gooley, R. & Moore, C. B. ( 1976) Native metal in diogenite meteorites: American Mineralogist 61 (5/6, Part I): 373-378. (May-June 1976)
  • Madhya Pradesh
Jones, R. H. (1990) Petrology and Petrology of Type II, FeO-rich chondrules in Semarkona (LL3.0). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 54 (6), 1985-1802. (June 1990)
  • Rift Valley Province
Schulze, H. & Otto, J. (1993) Rumuruti: A New Carlisle Lakes-type Chondrite, Meteoritics 28 (3): 433. (July 1993)
  • ZZZ_localities_to_be_precised_in_Morocco
Fintor, K., Walter, H. & Nagy, Sz. (2013) Petrographic and Micro-Raman Analysis of Chondrules and (Ca, Al)-Rich Inclusions of NWA 2086 CV3 Type Carbonaceous Chondrite: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLIV. LPI Contribution No. 1719, p.1152. (March 2013) = Meteoritical Bulletin Database
  • Dhofar Governorate (Al Janubiyah Province)
Russell, S. S., Zipfel, J., Grossman, J. N., & Grady, M. M. (2002). The meteoritical bulletin, no. 86, 2002 July. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 37(S5), A157-A184.
  • Andalusia
    • Granada
  • Aragón
    • Huesca
Gooley, R. & Moore, C. B. ( 1976) Native metal in diogenite meteorites: American Mineralogist 61 (5/6, Part I): 373-378. (May-June 1976)
  • Fribourg (Freiburg)
    • Ulmiz
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 500
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Schanfig Valley
      • Langwies
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 500
  • Wales
    • Gwynedd
      • Clynnog
Benedix, G. K., McCoy, T. J., Keil, K., Bogard, D. D. & Garrison, D. H. (1998) A petrologic and isotopic study of winonaites: evidence for early partial melting, brecciation, and metamorphism. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 62 (14): 2535-2553. (July 1998)
  • Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia)
    • Rakhivskiy Raion
      • Kvasy
Keidel, W. (1965): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 11, 487-506
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Flagstaff
        • Elden Mountain area
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 10.
      • Winona
Mason, B. & Jarosewich, E. (1967) The Winona meteorite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31 (6): 1097-1099. (June 1967); Floss, C., Crozaz, G., Jolliff, B., Benedix, G. & Colton, S. (2008) Evolution of the winonaite parent body: Clues from silicate mineral trace element distributions. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43 (4): 657-674. (April 2008)
  • California
    • Del Norte Co.
      • Klamath Mts
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 118.
    • Kern Co.
      • San Emigdio Mts
Merrill, George Perkins (1888), On a new meteorite from the San Emigdio Range, San Bernardino County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 35: 490-491
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Shadow Valley
        • Valley Wells (Rosalie; Valley Wells Ranch)
Reeds, Chester Albert (1937), Catalog of meteorites: American Museum of Natural History Bulletin 73, Art. 6: 633-634; Coulson, A.L. (1940), Catalogue of meteorites: Geological Survey Of India Memoirs 75: 220.; eonard, Frederick Charles (1944), The identity of the Windmill Station with that of the “Valley Wells”, California aerolite fall: Contributions of the Society for Research on Meteorites: 3: 174-175; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 60.
  • Colorado
    • Kit Carson Co.
Mason, B. H. (1966). The Enstatite Chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 30, 23-30. (Jan 1966).
  • Kansas
    • Sheridan Co.
      • Township of West Saline
Farrington, Oliver C., Catalogue of the meteorites of North America, to January 1, 1909.
  • Maine
    • Hancock Co.
      • Castine
  • Nebraska
    • Cass Co.
      • Eagle
Olsen, E. J., Huss, G. I. & Jarosewich, E. . (1988) The Eagle, Nebraska enstatite chondrite (EL6). Meteoritics 23(4): 379-380. (Dec 1988)
  • New Mexico
    • Roosevelt Co.
John L. Berkley, H. G. Brown, Klaus Keil, N. L. Carter, J.-C C. Mercier & Gary Huss (1976). The Kenna ureilite: An ultramafic rock with evidence for igneous, metamorphic and shock origin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 40: 1429-1437.
  • New York
    • Rockland Co.
      • Harriman State Park
        • Grape Swamp Mountain
Lenik, E.J. (1996) Iron Mine Trails (New York-New Jersey Trail Conference)
  • Oklahoma
    • Caddo Co.
Conference Paper, 28th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, p. 409.
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