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Cattierite

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Cattierite

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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.8 × 2 cm
Description

A heavy solid mass of lustrous gray metallic cattierite. The rare cobalt-sulfide cattierite was named for Felicien Cattier, former chairman of the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga. Ex Francois Coune specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cattierite

Formula: 
CoS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Cartils Minerals

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