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Taenite Mineral Data

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General Taenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: gamma-(Fe,Ni)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 56.42 gm
   Iron    79.19 %  Fe
   Nickel  20.81 %  Ni
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+0.8Ni0.2
Help on Environment: Environment: Primarily found in meteorites. Resistant to acid etch where it stands out in patterns.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
Help on Locality: Locality: Gorge River, South Island, New Zealand Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "band" in allusion to the flattened form.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Taenite Say TAENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Antitaenite
  Plessite - Taenite and Kamacite