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Tetrataenite Mineral Data

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General Tetrataenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: FeNi
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 57.27 gm
   Iron    48.76 %  Fe
   Nickel  51.24 %  Ni
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+0.5Ni0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Exsolution rims and grains in meteorites and exsolved with antitaenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Mesosiderite meteorites and slowly-cooled chondrites below 350 deg. C. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for taenite and the tetragonal crystal form of this polymorph.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tetrataenite + Pronunciation Say TETRATAENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77284