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Nickelskutterudite & Nickeline

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Nickelskutterudite & Nickeline

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Manuel-Mercedes Mine, Cala, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 3 × 1.4 cm
Weight: 
30.00gr
Description

Here's a classic example of these rare minerals Nickelskutterudite and Nickeline that appeared long ago in a small vein of this world famous Spanis site. Nowadays it is very difficult to find any small sample on the market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Nickeline

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