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Cuprospinel

Oxide mineral,spinel group

Cuprospinel is a mineral that occurs naturally in Baie Verte, Newfoundland dump, on the property of Consolidated Rambler Mines Limited near Baie Verte, Newfoundland. The mineral was first characterized by Ernest Henry Nickel with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in Australia, in 1973.

Cuprospinel is an inverse spinel with the formula CuFe2O4, where copper in the structure. Its structure is similar to that of magnetite , Fe3O4, yet with slightly different chemical and physical properties due to the presence of copper.

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.8

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric