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Akaganeite

#31371

Akaganeite

#31371
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
3.5 x 2 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25·nH2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Nantan Iron Meteorite, Lihu, Nandan Co., China
Tagged
nickel

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.

Type Locality

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

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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