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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite & Gaspéite

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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite & Gaspéite

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Description
Locality: 
Wilhelm Mine, Nentershausen, Kassel Region, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm
Description

Nice nickeline with ni skutterudite and gaspeite in matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Nickeline

Formula: 
NiAs
Strunz: 
2.CC.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5

Nickelskutterudite

Formula: 
NiAs3-x
Strunz: 
2.EC.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Gaspéite

Formula: 
(Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
New Jersey Zinc Exploration Co. trench, Mont-Albert, La Haute-Gaspésie RCM, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada
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