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General Barringerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)2P
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 144.09 gm
   Iron        58.14 %  Fe
   Nickel      20.37 %  Ni
   Phosphorus  21.50 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+1.5Ni0.5P
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Names in 1969 for Daniel M. Barringer (1860-1929), U.S. Mining engineer, who established the meteoritic origin of Meteor Crater, Arizona.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Barringerite + Pronunciation Say BARRINGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71015
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Comments: Dark barringerite inclusions in nickel-iron meteorite (polished section.
Location: Canon Diablo Meteorite, Meteor Crater, Canon Diablo, Coconino County, Arizona, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Barringerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.58603
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.87, c = 3.44, Z = 3; V = 102.65 Den(Calc)= 6.99
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6 m2) Space Group: P 62m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.233(1), 2.045(0.68), 1.923(0.42),

Physical Properties of Barringerite

Help on Color: Color: Gray white.
Help on Density: Density: 6.92
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Calculated Properties of Barringerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.60 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Barringerite =6.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBarringerite = 27.09 barns/electron
U=PEBarringerite x rElectron Density= 178.71 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Barringerite is Not Radioactive

Barringerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.21)Barringerite Group phosphides Barringerite (Fe,Ni)2P P 62m 6 m2 Schreibersite (Fe,Ni)3P I 4 4 Nickelphosphide! (Ni,Fe)3P I 4 4 Allabogdanite! (Fe,Ni)2P P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Melliniite! (Ni,Fe)4P P 213 2 3 Monipite! MoNiP P 6 2m 6 m2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BD.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BD -Phosphides
01.BD.10 Barringerite (Fe,Ni)2P P 62m 6 m2
01.BD.10 Monipite! MoNiP P 6 2m 6 m2

Other Barringerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Barringerite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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