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Rammelsbergite



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

Additional recommended knowledge

It was first described in 1854 from its type locality in the Schneeberg District in Saxony, Germany. It was named after the German chemist and mineralogist, Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg.

References

  • Webmineral
  • Mindat with location data
  • Mineral Galleries
 
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