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Melliniite Mineral Data

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General Melliniite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Fe)4P
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 259.69 gm
   Iron        35.27 %  Fe
   Cobalt       0.23 %  Co
   Nickel      51.98 %  Ni
   Phosphorus  12.52 %  P
              ______ 
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni2.3Fe2+1.64Co0.01P1.05
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in an acapulcoite, a primitive achondrite meteorite. New structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Acapulcoite achondrite �Northwest Africa 1054�. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in honor of Marcello Mellini, Full Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Siena, in recognition of his contributions to the development of the study of meteorites in Ita ly.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-027