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Linnaeite

Sulfide mineral,thiospinel group,spinel structural group

Linnaeite is a cobalt with the composition Co+2Co+32S4. It was discovered in 1845 in Västmanland, and was named to honor Carl Linnaeus

Linnaeite forms a series with polydymite Linnaeite is found in hydrothermal veins with other cobalt and nickel sulfides in many localities around the world.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Violet

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5
5.5

The streak

Black

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic