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Perryite Mineral Data

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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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