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Cohenite

Native element mineral, carbide

Cohenite is a naturally occurring iron mineral, Co. This forms a hard, shiny, silver mineral which was named by E. Weinschenk in 1889 after the German mineralogist Emil Cohen, who first described and analysed material from the Magura meteorite found near Slanica , Slovakia Cohenite is found in rod-like crystals in iron meteorites

On Earth cohenite is stable only in rocks which formed in a strongly reducing deposits. Such conditions existed in some places where molten magmas invaded coal in Greenland in Germany

Associated minerals include native iron, schreibersite , troilite

Similar iron carbides occur also in technical iron alloys and are called cementite.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow
Bronze
Golden

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic