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Niningerite

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Formula:
(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)S
Colour:
grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal System:
Isometric
Member of:
Name:
After Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887–1986), of Sedona, Arizona, USA, for his contributions to meteoritics.
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Classification of NiningeriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1966
2.CD.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
D : With Sn, Pb, Hg, etc.
3.4.1

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
4 : Sulphides etc. of Group II metals other than Hg (Mg, Ca, Zn, Cd)

Physical Properties of NiningeriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
grey
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of NiningeriteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of NiningeriteHide

Formula:
(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)S
IMA Formula:
MgS
Common Impurities:
Ca,Zn,Cr

Crystallography of NiningeriteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.2 Å
Unit Cell V:
140.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of NiningeriteHide

Synonyms of NiningeriteHide

Other Language Names for NiningeriteHide

German:Niningerit
Simplified Chinese:尼宁格矿
Spanish:Niningerita

Relationship of Niningerite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlabanditeMnSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
AltaitePbTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
ClausthalitePbSeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
GalenaPbSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
Oldhamite(Ca,Mg)SIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Clinoenstatite1 photo of Niningerite associated with Clinoenstatite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CD.05Herzenbergite(Sn,Pb)SnS2Orth.
2.CD.05Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CD.10AlabanditeMnSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.10AltaitePbTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.10ClausthalitePbSeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.10GalenaPbSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.10Oldhamite(Ca,Mg)SIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.10Keilite(Fe2+,Mg)SIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CD.15aCinnabarHgSTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
2.CD.15bHypercinnabarHgSHex.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.4.2Oldhamite(Ca,Mg)SIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.4.3MátraiteZnSTrig.
3.4.4SphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.4.5Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
3.4.6StilleiteZnSe
3.4.7GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
3.4.8HawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.4.9CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc

Other InformationHide

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 NiningeriteHide

Reference List:
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Klaus, K. and K.G. Snetsinger (1967) Niningerite: a new meteoric sulfide. Science: 155: 451-543. Abstracted: American Mineralogist (1967): 52: 925.
Osborne, M.D. and Fleet, M.E. (1984) Mössbauer investigation of niningerite slid solutions (Mg,Fe)S. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 10: 245-249.
DAWSON, K.R., MAXWELL, J.A. & PARSONS, D.E. (1960): A description of the meteorite which fell near Abee, Alberta, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21, 127-144.
Leitch, C.A. and J.V. Smith (1982) Petrography, mineral chemistry and origin of type I enstatite chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 46, 2083–2097.
Fleet, M.E. and MacRae, N.D. (1987) Sulfidation of Mg-rich olivine and the stability of niningerite in enstatite chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 51: 1511-1521.
Ehlers, K. and A. El Goresy (1988) Normal and reverse zoning in niningerite: a novel key parameter to the thermal histories of EH-chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 52, 877–887.
National Bureau of Standards Circular 539, 7, 31.

Internet Links for NiningeriteHide

Localities for NiningeriteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Maud Land (Dronning Maud Land)
      • Queen Fabiola Mts (Yamato Mts)
El Gorsey, A., Yabuki, H., Ehlers, K., Woolum, D. & Pernicka, E. (1988). Qingzhen and Yamato-691: A tentative alphabet for the EH chondrites. Proceedings NIPR Symposium Antarctic Meteorites 1, 65-101.
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
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
The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 77, 1994 November
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)
Azerbaijan (TL)
 
  • Ağcabədi District (Aghjabadi)
    • Shusha
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; American Mineralogist, Volume 93, pages 902–909, 2008; Isa, J., Ma, C., & Rubin, A. E. (2016, March). Joegoldsteinite: A New Sulfide Mineral (MnCr2S4) from the IVA Iron Meteorite, Social Circle. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 47, p. 1813).
Canada (TL)
 
  • Alberta
    • Abee
RUBIN, A.E. & KEIL, K. (1980): Mineralogy and petrology of the Abee enstatite chondrite. Meteoritics 15, 358-359. SHIMIZU, M., YOSHIDA, H. & MANDARINO, J.A. (2002) The new mineral species keilite, (Fe,Mg)S, the iron-dominant analogue of niningerite. Canadian Mineralogist 40, 1687-1992.
China
 
  • Guizhou Province
    • Guiyang Prefecture
      • Qingzhen Co.
Yongheng Chen, Daode Wang, and Pernicka, E. (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(3)
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Pargas (Parainen)
      • Nauvo
Ramdohr, P. 1972. The highly reflecting and opaque components in the minerals content of the Haverö meteorite. Meteoritics, vol 7,N:o 4 December 30, 1972.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Haute-Garonne
Keil, K. (1968). Mineralogical and Chemical Relationships among the Enstatite Chondrites. Journal of Geophysical Research 73 (22): 6945-6976. (Nov 1968)
India
 
  • Bihar
    • Muzaffarpur
Nehru, C. E., Prinz, M., Weisberg, M. K. & Delaney, J. S. (1984) Parsa: an Unequilibrated Enstatite Chondrite (uec) with an Aubrite-Like Impact Melt Clast (abstract), Lunar and Planetary Science XV, 597-598. (March 1984)
  • Uttar Pradesh
    • Basti Division
      • Basti District
        • Gorakhpur
T. J. McCoy (1996). A Pyroxene-Oldhamite Clast in Bustee: Igneous Aubritic Oldhamite and the TI Enrichment in Aubritic Troilite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 31, p. A86.
Malawi
 
  • Nkhotakota District
LEITCH, C.A. & SMITH, J.V. (1982): Petrography, mineral chemistry and origin of Type I enstatite chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 46, 2083-2097.
Oman
 
  • Al Wusta Region
Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998): Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998)
Pakistan
 
  • Punjab
Shimizu M, Yoshida H, Mandarino J A (2002) The new mineral species keilite, (Fe,Mg)S, the iron-dominant analogue of niningerite, The Canadian Mineralogist 40, 1687-1692 ; Keil, K. (1968). Mineralogical and Chemical Relationships among the Enstatite Chondrites. Journal of Geophysical Research 73 (22): 6945-6976. (Nov 1968)
Russia
 
  • Volga Region
    • Mordovia Republic
Paul Ramdohr (1972). The Highly and Opaque Components in the Mineral Content of the Haverö Meteorite. Meteoritics 7, No.4, 565-572. (Dec 1972).
Sahara Desert
 
Péter Németh, Stephen W. Lehner, Michail I. Petaev, Peter R. Buseck (2013): Kumdykolite, a high-temperature feldspar from an enstatite chondrite. American Mineralogist, 98, 1070-1073.; Gannoun, A., Boyet, M., El Goresy, A., & Devouard, B. (2011). REE and actinide microdistribution in Sahara 97072 and ALHA77295 EH3 chondrites: A combined cosmochemical and petrologic investigation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(11), 3269-3289; Lehner, S. W., Nemeth, P., Petaev, M. I., & Buseck, P. R. (2013). Origin of Fine-Grained Albite in an EH3 Sulfidized Chondrule. LPI Contributions, 1719, 2500.; Lehner, S. W., McDonough, W. F., & Németh, P. (2014). EH3 matrix mineralogy with major and trace element composition compared to chondrules. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49(12), 2219-2240.
South Africa
 
  • Eastern Cape Province
    • Chris Hani District
Minerals of South Africa
Sudan
 
  • Kassala Wilayah
    • Gash delta
Robert A. Fogel (1994). Aubrite basalt vitrophyres: High sulfur silicate melts and a snapshot of aubrite formation. Meteoritics 29, #4, 466-467.
  • Nar an Nil
Addi Bischoff, Mariam Horstmann, Andreas Pack, Matthias Laubstein & Siegfried Haberer (2010). Asteroid 2008 TC3—Almahata Sitta: A spectacular breccia containing many different ureilitic and chondritic lithologies. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45, (#10-11), 1638-1657-1667. (Oct-Nov 2010).
USA
 
  • Kansas
    • Norton Co.
Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
    • Pawnee Co.
Weisberg et al., (2010) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 97: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (3): 449-493. (March 2010)
  • Montana
    • Broadwater Co.
Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Marathon
        • Gage Ranch
Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
    • Lubbock Co.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (1989), 53(12), 3291-307
Western Sahara
 
  • al-Saqiyah al-Hamra'a (Saguia el Hamra)
Patzer, A., Hill, D. H., & Boynton, W. V. (2001). Itqiy: A metal‐rich enstatite meteorite with achondritic texture. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 36(11), 1495-1505.
Yemen
 
  • Hadramawt Governorate
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 39,53-60(2004); Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
The Moon
 
  • Mare Imbrium
    • Palus Putredinis
      • Apollo 15 landing site area
Meteoritical Bulletin, 81: July 1997
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