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About BarringeriteHide

Daniel M. Barringer
Specific Gravity:
6.92 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Daniel Moreau Barringer (May 25, 1860, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – November 30, 1929, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), early proponent of the meteor impact origin of Meteor Crater, Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Barringerite.

Classification of BarringeriteHide


1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
D : Phosphides
Dana 7th ed.:

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

2 : Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides

Pronounciation of BarringeriteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BarringeriteHide

VHN20=1097 kg/mm2 - Vickers
6.92 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BarringeriteHide

Noticeable, white to blue
Colour in reflected light:
Similar to kamacite, bluish compared to schreibersite

Chemical Properties of BarringeriteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of BarringeriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6 m2 - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.87 Å, c = 3.44 Å
a:c = 1 : 0.586
Unit Cell V:
102.65 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
2.237 (100)
1.28 (100)
1.21 (100)
1.10 (100)
2.048 (95)
1.920 (90)
1.694 (80)
Pattern of synthetic Fe2P

Type Occurrence of BarringeriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As bands, 10-15 µm wide and several hundred µm long, consisting of individual grains less than 1 µm in diameter
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Nininger collection, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Along the contact between schreibersite and troilite in a Fe-Ni meteorite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of BarringeriteHide

Other Language Names for BarringeriteHide

Relationship of Barringerite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schreibersite4 photos of Barringerite associated with Schreibersite on
Murashkoite3 photos of Barringerite associated with Murashkoite on
Diopside1 photo of Barringerite associated with Diopside on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BD.ZuktamruriteFeP2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
1.BD.05Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
1.BD.10MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.15Allabogdanite(Fe,Ni)2POrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.15AndreyivanoviteFeCrPOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.20Melliniite(Ni,Fe)4PIso. 2 3 : P21 3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

2.1MoissaniteSiCHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.3OsborniteTiNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.5CarlsbergiteCrNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8XifengiteFe5Si3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
2.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.14Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for BarringeriteHide

Reference List:
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Hendricks, S.B., Kosting, P.R. (1930) The crystal structure of Fe2P, Fe2N, Fe3N and FeB. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 74: 511-533.
Buseck, P.R. (1969) Phosphide from meteorites: barringerite, a new iron-nickel mineral. Science: 165: 169-171.
Fleischer, M. (1970) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 55: 317-323.
Carlsson, B., Gölin, M., Rundqvist, S. (1973) Determination of the homogeneity range and refinement of the crystal structure of Fe2P. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 8: 57-67.
Catalono, A., Arnott, R.J., Wold, A. (1973) Magnetic and crystallographic properties of the system Fe2P1-xAsx. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 7: 262-268.
Cervelle, B., Cesbron, F., Desnoyers, C., Gasperin, M., Sandrea, A. (1975) Morphologie et propriétés optiques des phosphures de fer et de nickel FeP et Ni2P. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 98: 289-293.
Fujii, H., Komura, S., Takeda, T., Okamoto, T., Ito, Y., Akimitsu, J. (1979) Polarized neutron diffraction study of Fe2P single crystal. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan: 46: 1616-1621.
Kegiao, C., Zaimiao, J., Zhizhong, P. (1983) The discovery of iron barringerite (Fe2P) in China. Scientia Geologica Sinica: 199-202. (in Chinese with English abstract)
Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Fleischer, M., Francis, C.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Pabst, A. (1984) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 406-412.
(1984) Mineralogical Abstracts: 35: 186-187.
Brandstätter, F., Koeberl, C., Kurat, G. (1991) The discovery of iron barringerite in lunar meteorite Y-793274. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta: 55: 1173-1174.
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44.
Mikouchi, T., Zolensky, M., Tachikawa, O., Komatsu, M., Ivanova, M.A., Le, L., Gounelle, M. (2006) Electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis of two unusual minerals in carbonaceous chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science: 37: 1855-1855.
Nazarov, M.A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., Hoppe, P. (2009) Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology: 17(2): 101-123.

Internet Links for BarringeriteHide

Localities for BarringeriteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Maud Land
      • Queen Fabiola Mts (Yamato Mts)
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44
  • Entre Ríos
M. A. Nazarov, G. Kurat, F. Brandstaetter, T. Ntaflos, M. Chaussidon, and P. Hoppe (2009). Phosphorus-Bearing Sulfides and Their Associations in CM Chondrites. Petrology vol. 17, #2, 101-123.
  • Erevan Province (Yerevan)
Nazarov, M. A., Brandstätter, F. & Kurat, G. ( 1994) P-rich Sulfide, Barringerite, and Other Phases in Carbonaceous Clasts of the Erevan Howardite: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXV, Abstracts: 979-980 (March 1994)
Bolivia (TL)
  • Potosí
    • Nor Lípez Province
      • Ollagüe
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 44
  • Santa Catarina
    • São Francisco do Sul
      • Morro do Rócio
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse mining district
      • Carcross
        • Tagish Lake
Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Augusta Victoria
        • Imilac
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Ningxia
    • Shizuishan
      • Dawukou District
Aimin Yao (2003): Northwestern Geology 36(1), 78-83
  • Negev
Vapnik, Y., Sokol, E., Murashko M., Sharygin V. (2006): The enigma of Hatrurim. Mineralogical Almanac, 10, 69-77.
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Mineo
Zucchini, A. et al. (2018) Chemical and mineralogical characterization of the Mineo (Sicily, Italy) pallasite: A unique Sample. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53, 2: 268-283. (Feb 2018).
  • Amman
    • Hashem region
      • Lisdan-Siwaga Fault
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013), M.N. Murashko specimen
  • Al Jufrah District
    • Dar al Gani
Ikeda, Y., Prinz, M. & Nehru, C. E. (2000) Lithic and mineral clasts in the Dar Al Gani (DAG) 319 polymict ureilite: Antarctic Meteorite Research. Twenty-fourth Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, NIPR Symposium No. 13., Editor in Chief, Takeo Hirasawa. National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo. pp.177-221. (Mar 2000).
  • Panevėžys County
Gounelle, M., Zolensky, M. E., Liou, J.-C., Bland, P. A. & Alard, O.] (2003) Mineralogy of carbonaceous chondritic microclasts in howardites: identification of C2 fossil micrometeorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67(3): 507-527. (Feb 2003)
  • Dhofar
Nazarov, M. A., Kurat, G., Brandstaetter, F., Ntaflos, T., Chaussidon, M., & Hoppe, P. (2009). Phosphorus-bearing sulfides and their associations in CM chondrites. Petrology, 17(2), 101-123.; Ivanova, M. A., Taylor, L. A., Clayton, R. N., Mayeda, T. K., Nazarov, M. A., Brandstaetter, F., & Kurat, G. (2002, March). Dhofar 225 vs. the CM clan: Metamorphosed or new type of carbonaceous chondrite?. In Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference Abstracts (Vol. 33, p. 1437).
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Chelyabinsk coal basin
Sharygin, V. V., & Sokol, E. V. (2010). Metal-phosphide-sulfide association in paralavas from natural fires and burned waste dumps (Kuznetsk and Chelyabinsk coal basins, Russia). In Proceedings of «ICCFR2–Second International Conference on Coal Fire Research». Berlin, Germany (pp. 410-411).
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Targhasa massif
L. N. Novoselova, A. Yu. Lyul (1986) Geochemical characteristics of iron silicides from Lower Cambrian reefal limestones, Krasnoyarsk. International Geology Review 28:114-118
  • Orenburg Oblast
Nazarov, M. A., Brandstaetter, F. & Kurat, G. (1999). Phosphorian Sulfides from Banten and Boriskino CM Chondrites (abs). Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXX: Houston, TX, abstract no. 1260. (March 1999)
South Africa
  • Western Cape
    • Cape Winelands District
      • Ceres
        • Koue Bokkeveld Mtn
M. A. Nazarov, Franz Brandstaetter, G. Kurat & T. Ntaflos. (1998). Chemistry of P-rich Sulfides in Murchison, Cold Bokkeveld and Nogoya CM Chondrites. 29th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract no. 1628. (March 1998).
  • Mykolayiv Oblast
M. A. Nazarov, F. Brandstaetter, G. Kurat (1996). Phosphides and P-rich Sulfides in the Mighei (CM) Chondrite (Abstract), Lunar and Planetary Science, volume 27, page 939.
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 129, 273.
  • Kentucky
    • Calloway Co.
M. A. Nazarov, G. Kurat, F. Brandstaetter, T. Ntaflos, M. Chaussidon, and P. Hoppe (2009). Phosphorus-Bearing Sulfides and Their Associations in CM Chondrites. Petrology vol. 17, #2, 101-123.
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