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Safflorite in Calcite

#PD34131

Safflorite in Calcite

#PD34131
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Co,Fe,Ni)As2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Cobalt-Gowganda dist., Ontario, Canada
Tagged
sulfide

Silvery platy Safflorite crystals in radial sprays to 2mm embedded in pale pinkish Calcite.

Safflorite

Formula
(Co,Fe,Ni)As2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, dark gray, tin white 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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