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General Monipite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MoNiP
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 185.60 gm
   Nickel      31.62 %  Ni
   Molybdenum  51.69 %  Mo
   Phosphorus  16.69 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MoNiP
Help on Environment: Environment: Barringerite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Allende meteorite, Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-033

Monipite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.65199
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.681, c = 3.704, Z = 3; V = 103.53 Den(Calc)= 8.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6 m2) Space Group: P 6 2m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.298(1), 1.918(0.73), 2.094(0.69),1.852(0.24), 1.408(0.2), 1.316(0.18), 1.332(0.17), 1.111(0.14),

Calculated Properties of Monipite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.18 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Monipite =8.93 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.13
Boson Index = 0.87
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMonipite = 100.30 barns/electron
U=PEMonipite x rElectron Density= 820.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Monipite is Not Radioactive

Monipite 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 Monipite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Monipite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.BD.10