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Lawrencite & Awaruite

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Lawrencite & Awaruite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Ogliastru, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.3 × 0.1 × 0.1 cm
Description

Yellow microcrystals of the extremely rare mineral lawrencite (FeCl2) associated to metallic golden massive awaruite (a natural Ni-Fe alloy) from a little known Corse (France) locality.

Two rarities in the same specimen !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lawrencite

Formula: 
(Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Strunz: 
3.AB.20
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Tazewell meteorite, Claiborne Co., Tennessee, USA

Awaruite

Formula: 
Ni3Fe
Strunz: 
1.AE.20
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Gorge river, South Westland, South Island, New Zealand

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