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Bonaccordite & Trevorite

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Bonaccordite & Trevorite

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Description
Locality: 
Scotia Talc Mine, Bon Accord, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2 × 1 cm
Description

Outstanding brown crystal aggregates of the extremely rare nickel mineral bonaccordite (for example right side of photo 2) from the type and only known locality worldwide and associated to green trevorite.

Analyzed specimen by SEM-EDS see copy attached.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bonaccordite

Formula: 
Ni2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Strunz: 
6.AB.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
7.0
Type Locality: 
Scotia Talc mine, Bon Accord, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Trevorite

Formula: 
Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.05
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Bon Accord Ni Deposit, Bon Accord, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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