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Daniel M. Barringer
Specific Gravity:
6.92 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Daniel Moreau Barringer (May 25, 1860, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – November 30, 1929, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), early proponent of the meteor impact origin of Meteor Crater, Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Barringerite.

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Classification of BarringeriteHide


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

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

2 : Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides

Pronounciation of BarringeriteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BarringeriteHide

VHN20=1097 kg/mm2 - Vickers
6.92 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BarringeriteHide

Noticeable, white to blue
Colour in reflected light:
Similar to kamacite, bluish compared to schreibersite

Chemical Properties of BarringeriteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of BarringeriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6 m2 - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.87 Å, c = 3.44 Å
a:c = 1 : 0.586
Unit Cell V:
102.65 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
2.237 (100)
1.28 (100)
1.21 (100)
1.10 (100)
2.048 (95)
1.920 (90)
1.694 (80)
Pattern of synthetic Fe2P

Type Occurrence of BarringeriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As bands, 10-15 µm wide and several hundred µm long, consisting of individual grains less than 1 µm in diameter
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Nininger collection, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Along the contact between schreibersite and troilite in a Fe-Ni meteorite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of BarringeriteHide

Other Language Names for BarringeriteHide

Relationship of Barringerite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schreibersite4 photos of Barringerite associated with Schreibersite on
Murashkoite3 photos of Barringerite associated with Murashkoite on
Diopside1 photo of Barringerite associated with Diopside on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BD.ZuktamruriteFeP2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
1.BD.05Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
1.BD.10MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.15Allabogdanite(Fe,Ni)2POrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.15AndreyivanoviteFeCrPOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.20Melliniite(Ni,Fe)4PIso. 2 3 : P21 3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

2.1MoissaniteSiCHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.3OsborniteTiNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8XifengiteFe5Si3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
2.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.14Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4

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 BarringeriteHide

Reference List:
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Hendricks, S.B., Kosting, P.R. (1930) The crystal structure of Fe2P, Fe2N, Fe3N and FeB. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 74: 511-533.
Buseck, P.R. (1969) Phosphide from meteorites: barringerite, a new iron-nickel mineral. Science: 165: 169-171.
Fleischer, M. (1970) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 55: 317-323.
Carlsson, B., Gölin, M., Rundqvist, S. (1973) Determination of the homogeneity range and refinement of the crystal structure of Fe2P. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 8: 57-67.
Catalono, A., Arnott, R.J., Wold, A. (1973) Magnetic and crystallographic properties of the system Fe2P1-xAsx. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 7: 262-268.
Cervelle, B., Cesbron, F., Desnoyers, C., Gasperin, M., Sandrea, A. (1975) Morphologie et propriétés optiques des phosphures de fer et de nickel FeP et Ni2P. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 98: 289-293.
Fujii, H., Komura, S., Takeda, T., Okamoto, T., Ito, Y., Akimitsu, J. (1979) Polarized neutron diffraction study of Fe2P single crystal. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan: 46: 1616-1621.
Kegiao, C., Zaimiao, J., Zhizhong, P. (1983) The discovery of iron barringerite (Fe2P) in China. Scientia Geologica Sinica: 199-202. (in Chinese with English abstract)
Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Fleischer, M., Francis, C.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Pabst, A. (1984) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 406-412.
(1984) Mineralogical Abstracts: 35: 186-187.
Brandstätter, F., Koeberl, C., Kurat, G. (1991) The discovery of iron barringerite in lunar meteorite Y-793274. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta: 55: 1173-1174.
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44.
Mikouchi, T., Zolensky, M., Tachikawa, O., Komatsu, M., Ivanova, M.A., Le, L., Gounelle, M. (2006) Electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis of two unusual minerals in carbonaceous chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science: 37: 1855-1855.
Nazarov, M.A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., Hoppe, P. (2009) Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology: 17(2): 101-123.

Internet Links for BarringeriteHide

Localities for BarringeriteHide

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.
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Maud Land
      • Queen Fabiola Mts (Yamato Mts)
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44
  • Entre Ríos
M. A. Nazarov, G. Kurat, F. Brandstaetter, T. Ntaflos, M. Chaussidon, and P. Hoppe (2009). Phosphorus-Bearing Sulfides and Their Associations in CM Chondrites. Petrology vol. 17, #2, 101-123.
  • Erevan Province (Yerevan)
Nazarov, M. A., Brandstätter, F. & Kurat, G. ( 1994) P-rich Sulfide, Barringerite, and Other Phases in Carbonaceous Clasts of the Erevan Howardite: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXV, Abstracts: 979-980 (March 1994)
Bolivia (TL)
  • Potosí Department
    • Nor Lípez Province
      • Ollagüe
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44
  • Santa Catarina
    • São Francisco do Sul
      • Morro do Rócio
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse Mining District
      • Carcross
        • Tagish Lake
Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Augusta Victoria
        • Imilac
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Ningxia Autonomous Region
    • Shizuishan Prefecture
      • Dawukou District
Aimin Yao (2003): Northwestern Geology 36(1), 78-83
  • Negev
Vapnik, Y., Sokol, E., Murashko M., Sharygin V. (2006): The enigma of Hatrurim. Mineralogical Almanac, 10, 69-77.
  • Amman
    • Hashem region
      • Lisdan-Siwaga Fault
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013), M.N. Murashko specimen
  • Al Jufrah District
    • Dar al Gani
Ikeda, Y., Prinz, M. & Nehru, C. E. (2000) Lithic and mineral clasts in the Dar Al Gani (DAG) 319 polymict ureilite: Antarctic Meteorite Research. Twenty-fourth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, NIPR Symposium No. 13., Editor in Chief, Takeo Hirasawa. National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo. pp.177-221. (Mar 2000).
  • Panevėžys County
Gounelle, M., Zolensky, M. E., Liou, J.-C., Bland, P. A. & Alard, O.] (2003) Mineralogy of carbonaceous chondritic microclasts in howardites: identification of C2 fossil micrometeorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67(3): 507-527. (Feb 2003)
  • Dhofar Governorate (Al Janubiyah Province)
Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.; Ivanova, M. A., Taylor, L. A., Clayton, R. N., Mayeda, T. K., Nazarov, M. A., Brandstaetter, F., & Kurat, G. (2002, March). Dhofar 225 vs. the CM clan: Metamorphosed or new type of carbonaceous chondrite?. In Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference Abstracts (Vol. 33, p. 1437).
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Targhasa massif
L. N. Novoselova, A. Yu. Lyul (1986) Geochemical characteristics of iron silicides from Lower Cambrian reefal limestones, Krasnoyarsk. International Geology Review 28:114-118
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Orenburgskaya Oblast'
Nazarov, M. A., Brandstaetter, F. & Kurat, G. (1999). Phosphorian Sulfides from Banten and Boriskino CM Chondrites (abs). Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX: Houston, TX, abstract no. 1260. (March 1999)
South Africa
  • Western Cape Province
    • Cape Winelands District
      • Ceres
        • Koue Bokkeveld Mtn
M. A. Nazarov, Franz Brandstaetter, G. Kurat & T. Ntaflos. (1998). Chemistry of P-rich Sulfides in Murchison, Cold Bokkeveld and Nogoya CM Chondrites. 29th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract no. 1628. (March 1998).
  • Mykolayiv Oblast' (Nikolajev; Nikolayev; Nikolaev)
M. A. Nazarov, F. Brandstaetter, G. Kurat (1996). Phosphides and P-rich Sulfides in the Mighei (CM) Chondrite (Abstract), Lunar and Planetary Science, volume 27, page 939.
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 129, 273.
  • Kentucky
    • Calloway Co.
M. A. Nazarov, G. Kurat, F. Brandstaetter, T. Ntaflos, M. Chaussidon, and P. Hoppe (2009). Phosphorus-Bearing Sulfides and Their Associations in CM Chondrites. Petrology vol. 17, #2, 101-123.
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