Specific gravity: 7 to 7.3
Hardness: 6½ to 7
Streak: Dark grey
Colour: Silver-white to tin-white, tarnishes to brass yellow or brown
Common impurities: Cr
Volcanic igneous environments
Schreibersite occurs in nearly all iron meteorites, but
is lacking in those that are nickel deficient; it is rare in stony
meteorites. Associated minerals include
iron variety kamacite, tetrataenite
and troilite (HOM, Mindat). Schreibersite has been observed in
lunar samples, possibly of meteoric origin
At Kitdlît, Qeqertarsuaq Island, Qaasuitsup, Greenland, Denmark, schreibersite occurs in lenses in basalt, associated with iron, cohenite, troilite and wüstite (HOM ).
At an unspecified location in the Red sea, schreibersite has been found as a hydrothermal metasomatic replacement of mineralised wood at a depth of 1400 m (HOM, Mindat ).
The type locality is the Magura meteorite, Slanica, Námestovo, Námestovo District, Žilina Region, Slovakia.
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