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Rammelsbergite

Mineral

Rammelsbergite is a nickel with formula NiAs2. It forms metallic silvery to tin white to reddish orthorhombic, and is usually massive in form. It has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 and a specific gravity of 7.1.

It was first described in 1854 from its type locality, Germany chemist, Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg

It occurs as a hydrothermal mineral in medium temperature veins, safflorite, native bismuth , domeykite

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5.5
6

The streak

Black

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic