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Nickelphosphide Mineral Data

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General Nickelphosphide Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Fe)3P
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 203.35 gm
   Iron        35.70 %  Fe
   Nickel      49.07 %  Ni
   Phosphorus  15.23 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni1.7Fe0+1.3P
Help on Environment: Environment: The nickel-dominant analog of schreibersite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found in the Butler iron meteorite, Bates County, Missouri, U.S.A., which fell in 1874, and a number of other iron meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name reflects its composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 43396
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