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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite

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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite

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Description
Locality: 
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 4.7 × 3.1 cm
Weight: 
182.00gr
Description

Very nice sample of nickeline and nickel-skutterudite on calcite matrix with possibly small gersdorffite crystals.

if someone removes calcite matrix with acid, certainly more crystals of both minerals appear.

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
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