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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite

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Nickeline & Nickelskutterudite

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Description
Locality: 
Manuel-Mercedes Open Pit, Cala, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm
Weight: 
20.00gr
Description

Here's a classic specimen of Nickeline and Nickelskutterudite that appeared long ago in a small vein in this quarry. Nowadays it is very difficult to find any small sample on the market.

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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