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6½ - 7
Crystal System:
The name reflects its composition.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nickelphosphide.

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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:
Kamacite1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Kamacite on
Olivine1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Olivine on
Pyroxene Group1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Pyroxene Group on
Irghizite1 photo of Nickelphosphide associated with Irghizite 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.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

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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)
  • Ağcabədi District (Aghjabadi)
    • Shusha
  • Homyel' Province (Gomel)
    • Rechytsa District
Steffen Moeckel catalogue - 14.06.2009
  • Matruh Governorate
    • East Uweinat Desert
      • Gebel Kamil Crater (Kamil Crater)
Gunnar Farber specimens
  • Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast')
T.A. Gornostaeva analythical data (2015)
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
      • Erfoud (Erfud)
V. Moggi-Cecchi et al., 2005
  • Wielkopolskie
    • Poznań
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.
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan shield
        • Onello River basin
          • Bol'shoy Dolguchan River
Am. Min. 87:5-1245-1249
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya 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)
  • Prešov Region
    • Bardejov Co.
      • 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 Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater and vicinity
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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