Mineral description : Violarite

Mineral class Sulphides : linneite group.
Chemical formula FeNi2S4
Crystal system  
Habitus  
Cleavage  
Hardness 4.5-5.5
Density 4.5-4.8
Color Grayish violet.
Streak  
Luster Metallic.
Description  
Occurance As a weathering product oon pentlandite.
Associates Pentlandite.
Notes Looks like linneite.
Locations A rare mineral
  • Notträsk, NE Norrbotten. On pentlandite.

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