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Qusongite

Native element mineral

Qusongite is an extremely rare mineral with the simple formula WC, which shows the mineral to be a naturally occurring tungsten carbide. It was found in Luobusa ophiolite , China. This ophiolite is known for many natural reduced compounds, including native metals, diamond, silicides and carbides (e.g., moissanite , natural silicon carbide system, with space group P-6m2.

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Grey

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal