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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Ni)3Si
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 197.76 gm
   Iron     63.54 %  Fe
   Silicon  14.20 %  Si
   Nickel   22.26 %  Ni
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+2.25Ni0.75Si
Help on Environment: Environment: Iron meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: North Haig ureilite meteorite. Kurama ridge, Uzbekistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hans E. Suess (1909-1957), U.S. Newspaper ppublisher and researcher on iron meteorites.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Suessite Say SUESSITE