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Polished stones - full range in stock "Pentlandite"

Pentlandite is a mineral of segregation-magmatic origin, rarely forming crystals. Occurs in deposits of sulfide copper-nickel ores. Petlandite ores are the main source of nickel production. The chemical composition of this mineral is variable, characterized by strong fluctuations in the nickel content.

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Physical properties of Pentlandite

Category Sulfide mineral
(repeating unit)
iron nickel sulfide: (Fe,Ni)9S8
IMA symbol Pn
Strunz classification 2.BB.15a
Crystal system Isometric
Crystal class Hexoctahedral (m3m)
H-M symbol: (4/m 3 2/m)
Space group Fm3m
Color Yellowish bronze
Crystal habit Hexoctahedral rare; massive to granular
Cleavage absent – octahedral parting
Fracture Conchoidal
Mohs scale hardness 3.5–4
Luster metallic
Streak light bronze-brown
greenish black
Specific gravity 4.6–5.0
Refractive index opaque
Fusibility 1.5–2
Other characteristics becomes magnetic on heating
Code: 2598
Pechenga, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $50.91

Code: 2212
Pechenga, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $29.45

Code: 2091
Pechenga, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $37.09

Code: 1022
Pechenga, Murmansk region, Kola Peninsula, RF

0.00 $ $50.91

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