Oregonite

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Oregonite
Oregonite-Awaruite-642275.jpg
Oregonite, awaruite (dimensions: 11 mm x 4 mm x 5 mm)
General
Category Sulfide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Ni2FeAs2
Strunz classification 2.BB.05
Crystal system Hexagonal
Unknown space group
Identification
Color white
Mohs scale hardness 5
Luster metallic
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Oregonite, Ni2FeAs2 is a nickel iron arsenide mineral first described from Josephine Creek, Oregon, US.

Oregonite crystallises in the hexagonal crystal system and has a Mohs hardness of 5.

Occurrence[edit]

Oregonite is known, apart from its type locality, from the Chirnaisky Massif, Russia, associated with hydrothermal nickel minerals (millerite, heazelwoodite) in a metamorphosed ultramafic; from the Skouriatissa mine, Cyprus, associated with VMS mineralisation; and from the Kidd Mine, Timmins, Ontario, Canada within serpentinite-hosted chromite deposits.

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