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Laurite

Sulfide mineral

Laurite is an opaque black, metallic ruthenium sulfide mineral with formula: RuS2. It crystallizes in the isometric system. It is in the pyrite structural group. Though rare, it occurs in many parts of the world.

Laurite has a Mohs hardness of 7.5 and a specific gravity, rhodium substituting for the ruthenium.

Identification

Color of mineral

Iron
Black
Grey
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

7.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic