schreibersite


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schreibersite

[′shrī·bər‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
(Fe,Ni)3P A silver-white to tin-white magnetic meteorite mineral crystallizing in the tetragonal system and occurring in tables or plates as oriented inclusions in iron meteorites. Also known as rhabdite.
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The team also hope to travel to Disko Island in Greenland which is home to the Earth's only naturally-occurring source of schreibersite, the mineral found in the Sikhote-Alin meteorite.
The researchers suspect that iron meteorites brought phosphorous compounds to Earth since that type of meteorite is known to contain significantly more schreibersite than other types do.
Occurrence: In "plessite," an intergrowth of taenite and kamacite; other associated minerals are: nickelphosphide, schreibersite, awaruite and graphite.
Minor minerals include schreibersite, rhabdite, troilite, cohenite, graphite, and sphalerite (Buchwald 1975; Dominik 1976).
The authors state that there are three other natural phosphides: schreibersite, [(Fe,Ni).