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Nierite Mineral Data

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General Nierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Si3N4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 140.28 gm
   Silicon   60.06 %  Si
   Nitrogen  39.94 %  N
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Si3N4
Help on Environment: Environment: The grains probably formed by exsolution of Si and N from kamacite, perryite and schreibersite during parent-body metamorphism.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: In perchloric acid-resistant residues of three ordinary chondrite meteorites and one enstatite meteorite. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For A. O. Nier (1912-1994), who was responsible for the now accepted measurement of the atmospheric N-isotope composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nierite Say NIERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34096
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