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Schreibersite Mineral Data

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General Schreibersite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 200.65 gm
   Iron        62.63 %  Fe
   Nickel      21.94 %  Ni
   Phosphorus  15.44 %  P
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+2.25Ni0.75P
Help on Environment: Environment: In nearly all iron meteorites, but lacking in those which are nickel deficient.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: Common in iron meteorites, as Magura, Bohumilitz, Beaconsfield, Canyon Diablo, Coahuila, many others Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Karl Franz Anton von Schreibers (1775-1852), of Vienna, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schreibersite + Pronunciation Say SCHREIBERSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 14241
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