My watch list  


Greigite is an iron sulfide mineral with formula:Fe(II)Fe(III)2S4. It is a magnetic sulfide analogue of the iron oxide magnetite. Greigite occurs as microscopic (< .03 mm) isometric hexoctahedral crystals and as minute sooty masses. It is a bio-mineral produced by and found in magnetotactic bacteria. It is a pale pink to metallic blue-black mineral with a specific gravity of 4.049 and a Mohs hardness of 4 to 4.5.

It was first described in 1964 and named for Penn State mineralogist and physical chemist Joseph W. Greig (1895-1977).


  • Mineral Data PDF
  • Mindat with location data
  • Webmineral data
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Greigite". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE