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Tetrataenite

Native element mineral

Tetrataenite is a native metal composed of chemically-ordered L10-type FeNi, recognized as a mineral in 1980. The mineral is named after its tetragonal crystal structure and its relation to the iron-nickel alloy, taenite It is one of the mineral phases found in meteoric iron

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
White
Silver

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal