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About NickelphosphideHide

6½ - 7
Crystal System:
The name reflects its composition.

Classification of NickelphosphideHide


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.:

Physical Properties of NickelphosphideHide

6½ - 7 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of NickelphosphideHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of NickelphosphideHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of NickelphosphideHide

Synonyms of NickelphosphideHide

Other Language Names for NickelphosphideHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Olivine
1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Pyroxene Group
1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Irghizite

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.10Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m
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

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 NickelphosphideHide

Reference List:
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Britvin, S.N., Kolomensky, V.D., Boldyreva, M.M., Bogdanova, A.N., Kretser, Yu.L., Boldyreva, O.N., and Rudashevskii, N.S. (1999) Nickelphosphide, (Ni,Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1999): 128(3): 64-72.
Geist, V., Wagner, G., Nolze,G., and Moretzki, O. (2005) Investigations of the meteoritic mineral (Fe,Ni)3P. Crystal Research Technology: 40: 52-64.

Internet Links for NickelphosphideHide

Localities for NickelphosphideHide

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.
  • Cumulus Ridge
Danielson, L.R., Righter, K. & Humayun, M. (2009) Trace element chemistry of Cumulus Ridge 04071 pallasite with implications for main group pallasites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44 (7):1019-1032. (July 2009)
  • Aghjabadi District
    • Shusha
  • Gomel Region
    • Rechytsa District
Steffen Moeckel catalogue - 14.06.2009
  • Santa Catarina
    • São Francisco do Sul
      • Morro do Rócio
Britvin, S. N., Shilovskikh, V. V., Pagano, R., Vlasenko, N. S., Zaitsev, A. N., Krzhizhanovskaya, M. G., ... & Gurzhiy, V. V. (2019). Allabogdanite, the high-pressure polymorph of (Fe, Ni) 2 p, a stishovite-grade indicator of impact processes in the Fe–Ni–p system. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1047.
  • New Valley
    • East Uweinat Desert
      • Gebel Kamil Crater (Kamil Crater)
Gunnar Färber specimens
  • Central Greece
    • Phthiotis
      • Domokos
Ifandi, E., Zaccarini, F., Tsikouras, B., Grammatikopoulos, T., Garuti, G., Karipi, S., & Hatzipanagiotou, K. (2018). First occurrences of Ni-V-Co phosphides in chromitite from the Agios Stefanos Mine, Othrys Ophiolite, Greece. Ofioliti, 43(2), 131-145.; Bindi, L.; Zaccarini, F.; Ifandi, E.; Tsikouras, B.; Stanley, C.; Garuti, G.; Mauro, D. (2020) Grammatikopoulosite, NiVP, a New Phosphide from the Chromitite of the Othrys Ophiolite, Greece. Minerals 10, 131.
  • Lombardy
    • Pavia Province
      • Barbianello
Britvin, S. N., Shilovskikh, V. V., Pagano, R., Vlasenko, N. S., Zaitsev, A. N., Krzhizhanovskaya, M. G., ... & Gurzhiy, V. V. (2019). Allabogdanite, the high-pressure polymorph of (Fe, Ni) 2 p, a stishovite-grade indicator of impact processes in the Fe–Ni–p system. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1047.
  • Aktobe Region
    • Yrgyz
T.A. Gornostaeva analythical data (2015); Gornostaeva, T. A., Mokhov, A. V., Kartashov, P. M., & Bogatikov, O. A. (2018) Cosmogenic Substances in the Zhamanshin Crater. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 478, No. 2, pp. 204-207). Pleiades Publishing.
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data of 2017
Northwest Africa Meteorites
V. Moggi-Cecchi et al., 2005
  • Greater Poland Voivodeship
    • Poznań Co.
Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2015): Moraskoite, Na2Mg(PO4)F, a new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 387-398.
  • Magadan Oblast
    • Magadan
Sharygin, V. V., Kovyazin, S. V. & Podgornykh, N. M. (2006) Mineralogy of Olivine-hosted Inclusions from the Omolon Pallasite (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XXXVII, abstract no.1235. (Mar 2006)
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan shield
      • Onello River basin
        • Bol'shoy Dolguchan River
Am. Min. 87:5-1245-1249; Litasov, K. D., Ishikawa, A., Kopylova, A. G., Podgornykh, N. M., & Pokhilenko, N. P. (2019, April). Mineralogy, Trace Element Composition, and Classification of Onello High-Ni Ataxite. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 485, No. 2, pp. 381-385). Pleiades Publishing.
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Baunt District
Meteoritical Bulletin Database; Sharygin, V. V. Phase CuCrS Meteorite 2 in Uakit Iron (IIAB), Buryatia, Russia: Preliminary Data. In Minerals: Structure, Properties, Methods of Investigation: 9th Geoscience Conference for Young Scientists, Ekaterinburg, Russia, February 5–8, 2018 (p. 229). Springer.
  • Prešov Region
    • Bardejov District
      • Lenartov
Britvin S. N., Kolomensky V. D., Boldyreva M. M., Bogdanova A. N., Kretser Y. L., Boldyreva O. N., Rudashesky N. S., 1999: Nickelphosphide (Ni, Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, 3, 64-72.
  • Arizona
    • Coconino County
      • Meteor Crater area
The Mineralogical Record July 1, 2000 Mandarino, J. A.
  • Kansas
    • McPherson Co.
  • Kentucky
    • Kenton Co.
Zapiski Vseross. Mineral. Obshch. (1999) 128/3, 64-72 (in russian)
    • Metcalfe Co.
MinRec (July, 2000)
  • Mississippi
    • Oktibbeha Co.
MinRec (July, 2000)
  • Missouri
    • Bates Co.
Britvin S N, Kolomensky V D, Boldyreva M M, Bogdanova A N, Kretser Y L, Boldyreva O N, Rudashesky N S (1999) Nickelphosphide (Ni, Fe)3P, the nickel analog of schreibersite, Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 128, issue 3 64-72
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