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Antitaenite Mineral Data

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General Antitaenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: gamma-Fe3Ni
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 226.23 gm
   Iron    74.06 %  Fe
   Nickel  25.94 %  Ni
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+3Ni
Help on Environment: Environment: Found intergrown with tetrataenite in some ataxite octahedrite meteorite specimens.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Submitted IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Vaca Muerta mesosiderite meteorite. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its opposite anti-ferromagnetism in contrast to the ferromagnetism of taenite.