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About FerropericlaseHide

A variety of Periclase

A Fe(II)-bearing variety of periclase (the pure iron end member is wüstite).
A high-pressure phase, metastable as inclusion in other minerals.

Used synonymously with magnesiowüstite.

Chemical Properties of FerropericlaseHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Spinel Group1 photo of Ferropericlase associated with Spinel Group on mindat.org.

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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 FerropericlaseHide

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Moore, R.O., Otter, M.L., Rickard, R.S., Harris, J.W., and Gurney, J.J. (1986) The occurrence of moissanite and ferro-periclase as inclusions in diamond. In 4th International Kimberlite Conference, Perth, Extended Abstracts; Abstract Geological Society of Australia, 16, 409–411.

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Localities for FerropericlaseHide

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.

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- 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.
  • Mato Grosso
    • Juína kimberlite field
      • Juína
Cid, J. P., Nardi, L. V. S., Cid, C. P., Gisbert, P. E., & Balzaretti, N. M. (2014). Acid compositions in a veined-lower mantle, as indicated by inclusions of (K, Na)-Hollandite+ SiO 2 in diamonds. Lithos, 196, 42-53.
        • Sorriso river
Hayman, P., Kopylova, M., and Kaminsky, F. 2005. Lower mantle diamonds from Rio Soriso (Juina area, Mato Grosso, Brazil). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 149(4): 430–445; Kaminsky, F. V., Wirth, R., & Schreiber, A. (2015). A microinclusion of lower-mantle rock and other mineral and nitrogen lower-mantle inclusions in a diamond. The Canadian Mineralogist, 53(1), 83-104.; Kaminsky, F.V., Wirth, R., Schreiber, A. (2015): A microinclusion of lower-mantle rock and other minerals and nitrogen lower-mantle inclusions in a diamond. Canadian Mineralogist: 53(1): 83-104
  • Northwest Territories
    • Lac de Gras
      • Diavik Mine
Donnelly, C. L. et al. (2007): Lithos 98, 160-176.
      • Ekati Mine
Tappert, R., Stachel, T., Harris, J. W., & Shimizu, N. (2005). Mineral inclusions in diamonds from the Panda kimberlite, Slave Province, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(3), 423-440.
  • Kankan Region
McCammon, C. A., Stachel, T., & Harris, J. W. (2004). Iron oxidation state in lower mantle mineral assemblages: II. Inclusions in diamonds from Kankan, Guinea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222(2), 423-434.
  • Negev
    • Hatrurim Formation
Sharygin, V.V., Sokol, E.V. & Vapnik, Ye. (2008): Minerals of the pseudobinary perovskite-brownmillerite series from combustion metamorphic larnite rocks of the Hatrurim Formation (Israel). Russian Geology and Geophysics 49, 709-726.
  • Campania
    • Naples
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
        • Monte Somma
          • Ercolano
            • San Vito
Luigi Chiappino data, Pavel M. Kartashov analytical confirmation
  • Mokhotlong District
    • Maluti Mts.
Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
South Africa
  • Free State
    • Xhariep District
      • Koffiefontein
Field, M., Stiefenhofer, J., Robey, J., and Kurszlaukis, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 33-75.
  • Matabeleland South
    • Beitbridge District
Kopylova, M.G., Gurney, J.J., and Daniels, L.R.M. (1997): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 129, 366-384.
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