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Pentlandite Melonite & Violarite

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Pentlandite Melonite & Violarite

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Description
Locality: 
Kambalda, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 4.9 × 3.1 cm
Description

A good specimen of golden brassy-yellow mass of pentlandite associated with melonite, violarite and pyrrhotite. Ex. Bob Janssens specimen #1800, it was acquired in 1978.

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

Melonite

Formula: 
NiTe2
Strunz: 
2.EA.20
Hardness: 
1.0 - 1.5
Type Locality: 
Stanislaus Mine, Carson Hill Gold Mining Company Mines (Carson Hill Mines), Melones, Carson Hill District (Melones District), Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA

Violarite

Formula: 
Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Strunz: 
2.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Vermilion Mine, Denison Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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