Mineral description : Haapalaite

Mineral class Sulphides : Nickeline group
Chemical formula 4(Fe,Ni)S]. 3(Mg,Fe)(OH)2
Crystal system Hexagonal
Habitus  
Cleavage  
Hardness 1.3
Density 3.575
Color Bronze-red to light brown.
Streak  
Luster Metallic.
Description  
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Notes Named after the Finnish geologist Paavo Haapala, chief geologist at Outokumpu.
Litterature sources : Bul. Geol. Soc. Fin. 45 (1973), 103; HB1 (1990)
Locations Not known from Sweden.
  • Kokka serpentinite, Outokompo, Finland.

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