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Mineral Information on:
niccolite

Chemical Group:    arsenide

Chemical Formula:   
NiAs

Color:  pale copper-red          

Streak:  pale brownish-black        Luster:  metallic 

Transparency:  opaque 

 

Hardness:  5 to 5.5             Specific Gravity:  7.33 to 7.67               

Fracture:   uneven       Tenacity:  brittle
 

Crystal Forms and Habits: Hexagonal system (crystals rare)
     Usually massive

Mineral Associations:  smaltite 

Identifying Characteristics: 

Uses:  nickel ore     

Occurrences:  Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

Toxicity:      when-swallowed-          when inhaled-

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