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Kamacite Mineral Data

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General Kamacite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: alpha-(Fe,Ni)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 56.13 gm
   Iron    89.54 %  Fe
   Nickel  10.46 %  Ni
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+0.9Ni0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: Major constituent of iron meteorites. Kamasite (1861) fails the 50% rule so it is a Ni-rich iron.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
Help on Locality: Locality: Disko Island, Uivfaq, Blaafjeld, Greenland Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "shaft" or "lath".
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kamacite Say KAMACITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Plessite - Taenite and Kamacite