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Named for the nickel-dominant chemical composition and its relationship to austinite. Nickelaustinite finds its type locality in the Bou Azzer district of Morocco and additionally has a couple newer localities in Greece and Germany. This rare mineral occurs on dolomite and is associated with roselite, calcite, chalcopyrite, and skutterudite.

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


Named as being the nickel-rich analogue of hexahydrite. An uncommon mineral, Nickelhexahydrite occurs as a precipitate from mine waters in open pit nickel miners as well as in oxidized zones of nickel-bearing rocks. It additionally forms in shear zones in talc with associated ultramafic rocks and can be formed from water solutions of less than 31.5 degrees Celsius. It occurs in localities in Russia, Finland, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Australia. Nickelhexahydrite is soluble in water.

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


Named after the German word kupfernickel, literally “copper nickel,” but used to refer to “Devil’s copper” in allusion to its coppery appearance yet yielding no copper. Nickeline can be found in nickel-copper ores from high-temperature hydrothermal veins as well as massive and disseminated in peridotite and norite. Somewhat common, Nickeline can be found in localities in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, the United States, Canada, Bolivia, Morocco, Iran, and Vietnam among many others.

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


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

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