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Troilite

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Locality: 
Alta Mine, Low Divide, Del Norte County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 2.9 × 1.2 cm
Description

Massive troilite in matrix.   A fine example of this rare iron sulfide known more often from meteoric specimens than terrestrial.

Mineral Data
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Troilite

Formula: 
FeS
Strunz: 
2.CC.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Albareto meteorite, Albareto, Modena Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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