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Carlsbergite

Mineral

Carlsbergite is a nitride mineral that has the chemical formula CrN, or chromium nitride.

It is named after the Carlsberg Foundation which backed the recovery of the Agpalilik fragment of the Cape York meteorite

It occurs in meteorites along the grain boundaries of kamacite It occurs associated with kamacite, taenite , troilite and sphalerite

In addition to the Cape York meteorite, carlsbergite has been reported from: * the North Chile meteorite in the Antofagasta Province * the Nentmannsdorf meteorite of Bahretal , Erzgebirge * the Okinawa Trough , Okinawa Prefecture * the Uwet meteorite of Cross River State , Nigeria * the Sikhote-Alin meteorite , Sikhote-Alin Mountains * the Hex River Mountains meteorite from the Cape Winelands District, Western Cape Province * the Canyon Diablo meteorite of Meteor Crater * the Smithonia meteorite of Oglethorpe County, Georgia * the Kenton County meteorite of Kenton County, Kentucky * the Lombard meteorite of Broadwater County, Montana * the Murphy meteorite of Cherokee County and the Lick Creek meteorite of Davidson County, North Carolina * the New Baltimore meteorite of Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

7

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic