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General Perryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Fe)8(Si,P)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 550.26 gm
   Iron        20.30 %  Fe
   Silicon     11.48 %  Si
   Nickel      64.00 %  Ni
   Phosphorus   4.22 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni6Fe0+2Si2.25P0.75
Help on Environment: Environment: Anomalously silicon-rich mesosiderite and enstatite chondrite meteorites, probably formed by exsolution from kamacite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Horse Creek and Mount Egerton iron meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Stuart Hoffman Perry (1874-1957), American newspaperman and leading private collector of meteorites,
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Perryite Say PERRYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 74516
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Comments: Small microprobe fragment of perryite embedded in epoxy grain mount material.
Location: Mount Egerton meteorite, Gaskoyne River, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Image.
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Perryite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:5.72018
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.64, c = 37.982, Z = 12; V = 1,450.26 Den(Calc)= 7.56
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.924(1), 1.977(1), 2.15(0.65),

Physical Properties of Perryite

Help on Color: Color: Gray white.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic

Calculated Properties of Perryite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Perryite =7.56 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPerryite = 32.64 barns/electron
U=PEPerryite x rElectron Density= 235.63 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Perryite is Not Radioactive

Perryite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.01)with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.22)Dana Group Perryite (Ni,Fe)8(Si,P)3 R 3c 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.BB.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.B - Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
  01.BB -Silicides
01.BB.10 Perryite (Ni,Fe)8(Si,P)3 R 3c 3m

Other Perryite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Perryite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.BB.10