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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 13 December 2020 07:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including akaganeite and more from places like Nantan Iron Meteorite, Lihu, Nandan Co., China.

Akaganeite

#31371
Locality
Nantan Iron Meteorite, Lihu, Nandan Co., China 
Formula
(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25·nH2
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
3.5 x 2 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
nickel  
Special Info
Type Locality 

This is a meteorite which fell in 1516 and not found until 1958. It is sawed on one side, so probably analyzed. You can actually see some alterations to a green mineral, indicating there is a component of nickel in the mineral. The Akaganeite is within the orange crusts at the top and sides and mixed with goethite.


Akaganeite

Formula
(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25·nH2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Powdery 
Luster
Adamantine - Metallic 
Color
brown, rusty brown 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
Special Info
Type Locality

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