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Pentlandite & Pyrrhotite

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Pentlandite & Pyrrhotite

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Description
Locality: 
Cosmos Area, Leinster, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 7.8 × 1.7 cm
Description

Cut slab of massive pyrrhotite with blebs of pentlandite (up to 3 mm in diameter). Classic example of high grade ore from a komatite hosted nickel deposit

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pentlandite

Formula: 
(Fe,Ni)9S8
Strunz: 
2.BB.15
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Craignure Mine, Inveraray, Strathclyde (Argyllshire), Scotland, UK

Pyrrhotite

Formula: 
Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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