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Trevorite

Oxide mineral,spinel group,spinel structural group

Trevorite is a rare nickel oxide mineral. It has the chemical formula NiFe3+2O4. It is a black mineral with the typical spinel properties of crystallising in the cubic system, black streaked, infusible and insoluble in most acids.

There is at least partial solid solution between trevorite and magnetite containing at least trace amounts of Ni. Fe2+ and Mg2+ may substitute for Ni in trevorite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.41

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic