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Xifengite

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About XifengiteHide

Formula:
Fe5Si3
Colour:
Grey, Steel-black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named after "Xifengkou", an eastern passageway of the Great Wall in the Yan Mts (Yan Shan), where the type locality is situated.
The Fe analogue of mavlyanovite. One of many natural Fe-Si phases; beside the approved species (listed below) you may want to compare Unnamed (Fe silicide I), Unnamed (Fe silicide II) and UM2000-60-Si:Fe.


Classification of XifengiteHide

Approved
Approval year:
1983
1.BB.40

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
B : Silicides
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.33.4
1.1.23.3

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
2.8

2 : Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides

Physical Properties of XifengiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey, Steel-black
Streak:
Black
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of XifengiteHide

Formula:
Fe5Si3

Crystallography of XifengiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/mcm
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.759(5) Å, c = 4.720(5) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.698
Unit Cell V:
186.74 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Comment:
By analogy to synthetic, isotypic Mn5Si3.

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0014672XifengiteWeill A R (1943) Structure of the eta phase of the iron-silicon system Nature 152 413-41319430293
0019670XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic0.0001293
0019671XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic1.8293
0019672XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic3.6293
0019673XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic4.5293
0019674XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic5.7293
0019675XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic7.5293
0019676XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic8.8293
0019677XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic11293
0019678XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic14.4293
0019679XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic18.7293
0019680XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic22.6293
0019681XifengiteSantamaria-Perez D, Nuss J, Haines J, Jansen M, Vegas A (2004) Iron silicides and their corresponding oxides: a high-pressure study of Fe5Si3 Solid State Sciences 6 673-6782004synthetic30293
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Type Occurrence of XifengiteHide

Synonyms of XifengiteHide

Other Language Names for XifengiteHide

German:Xifengit
Simplified Chinese:喜峰矿
Spanish:Xifengita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Xifengite associated with GupeiiteFe3Si
3 photos of Xifengite associated with NaquiteFeSi
2 photos of Xifengite associated with FersiliciteFeSi

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BB.ZangboiteTiFeSi2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
1.BB.BrownleeiteMnSiIso. 2 3 : P21 3
1.BB.05Suessite(Fe,Ni)3SiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.BB.05MavlyanoviteMn5Si3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
1.BB.10UM2001-18-Si:CuPtSn(Cu,Pt)4Si
1.BB.10Perryite(Ni,Fe)5(Si,P)2Trig.
1.BB.15NaquiteFeSiIso. 2 3 : P21 3
1.BB.20LinzhiiteFeSi2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.BB.25LuobusaiteFe0.84Si2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmca
1.BB.30GupeiiteFe3SiIso.
1.BB.35HapkeiteFe2SiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

1.1.23.1Suessite(Fe,Ni)3SiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.1.23.2GupeiiteFe3SiIso.
1.1.23.3UM1985-02-E:AlZn(Zn,Cu)Al2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

2.1MoissaniteSiCHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.2SinoiteSi2N2OOrth.
2.3OsborniteTiNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.4TongbaiteCr3C2Orth.
2.5CarlsbergiteCrNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.6SiderazotFe5N2Hex.
2.7GupeiiteFe3SiIso.
2.9Khamrabaevite(Ti,V,Fe)CIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.11CoheniteFe3COrth.
2.12Roaldite(Fe,Ni)4NIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3n
2.13Suessite(Fe,Ni)3SiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
2.14Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
2.15Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m
2.16Perryite(Ni,Fe)5(Si,P)2Trig.

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 XifengiteHide

Reference List:
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Yu Zuxiang (1984): Two new minerals gupeiite and xifengite in cosmic dusts from Yanshan. Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 3(3), 231-238 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1986), 71, 228 (abstract).
Chemical Abstracts 103, 90560.

Internet Links for XifengiteHide

Localities for XifengiteHide

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.
Belarus
 
  • Mogilev Region
    • Babruysk District
Levitskiy, V. I., Solodilova, V. V., Zavadich, N. S., Pavlova, L. A., & Levitskiy, I. V. (2018, July). Genetic Nature of Mineralization with Native and Intermetallic Compounds in the Bobruisk Ring Structure (Republic of Belarus). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 481, No. 1, pp. 857-861). Pleiades Publishing.
China (TL)
 
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
Zuxiang Yu (1984): Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 3(3), 231-240
  • Zhejiang
    • Lishui
Xiongjian Hu (1991): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1l(3), 285-289.
Pacific Ocean
 
  • Mid-Pacific Rise
[AmMin 87:182]
Russia
 
  • Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
    • Anadyrsky District
      • Iomrautvaam massif
Ma, C., Lin, C., Bindi, L., Steinhardt, P.J. (2016): Discovery of new Al-Cu-Fe minerals in the Khatyrka CV3 meteorite. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, PDF no. 6017. [http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2016/pdf/6017.pdf]
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Nizhnyaya Tura
P.M. Kartashov data
 
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