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Nickelskutterudite

Nickelskutterudite

Named for being the nickel member of the skutterudite series which in turn gets its name from the type locality at Skutterud in Norway. Nickelskutterudite is an uncommon mineral found in localities including in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, and Russia among others. It occurs in medium-temperature hydrothermal veins.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/nickelskutterudite.pdf

Formula
NiAs2-3 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Crystalline - Fine, Granular 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, Parting 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, tin white, gray 
Class
Isometric - Diploidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
5.5-6 
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Nickelskutterudite from Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Nickelskutterudite
            from Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Metallic silver colored crystals to 2cm.

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