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General Niningerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++,Mn)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 68.90 gm
   Magnesium  21.17 %  Mg
   Manganese   7.97 %  Mn
   Iron       24.32 %  Fe
   Sulfur     46.54 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg0.6Fe2+0.3Mn2+0.1S
Help on Environment: Environment: In less extensively metamorphosed enstatite chondrite meteorites intergrown with kamacite and troilite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Abee, Saint-Suveur, Adhi-Kot, Indarch, St. Marks, Qingzhen, and Kota-Kota enstatite chondrite meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887-1986), of Sedona Arizona, USA for his contributions to meteorite studies.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Niningerite + Pronunciation Say NININGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30241
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  Niningerite

Comments: PPL reflected light polished section showing light gray-brownish grains of troilite (Tr) with white niningerite (Nin) and dark silicates.
Location: Indarch meteorite, Shusha, Elizavetpol, Azerbaidshan. Scale: Picture Size 0.28 mm.
© Thomas Witzke

Niningerite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.17, Z = 4; V = 138.19 Den(Calc)= 3.31
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.601(1), 1.8388(0.6), 1.501(0.16),
 

Physical Properties of Niningerite

Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Niningerite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
 

Calculated Properties of Niningerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Niningerite =3.31 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENiningerite = 12.23 barns/electron
U=PENiningerite x rElectron Density= 39.37 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Niningerite is Not Radioactive
 

Niningerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.08.01.06 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.01)Galena Group (Isometric: Fm3m)
 
02.08.01.01 Galena PbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.02 Clausthalite PbSe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.03 Altaite PbTe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.04 Alabandite MnS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.05 Oldhamite (Ca,Mg,Fe)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.06 Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.07 Borovskite Pd3SbTe4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.08 Crerarite (Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x(x~0.7) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.08.01.09 Keilite! (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CD.10 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CD -With Sn, Pb, Hg, etc.
 
02.CD.10 Alabandite MnS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Altaite PbTe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Galena PbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Clausthalite PbSe F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Oldhamite (Ca,Mg,Fe)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.CD.10 Keilite! (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Niningerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Niningerite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Niningerite

(Mg,Fe++,Mn)S
Dana No: 02.08.01.06 Strunz No: 02.CD.10
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