linnaeite


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linnaeite

[lə′nē‚īt]
(mineralogy)
(Co,Ni)3S4 A steel-gray mineral with a coppery-red tarnish, occurring in isometric crystals; an ore of cobalt. Also known as cobalt pyrites; linneite.
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The mineral was known under several different names during the late 18th century (Flink, 1908), and was finally given the name linnaeite, after Carl von Linne, by Haidinger (1845).
The only cobalt sulfides present are carrollite and linnaeite, but the selenide trogtalite is also associated.
Linnaeite has been identified primarily in polished sections of massive sulfide ore from the Luishia and Kabolela open pits, in association with carrollite and copper sulfides.
Linnaeite is present only in the form of massive ore, in association with other sulfides.
In the ore mass, the cattierite forms mixed associations with linnaeite.
Many of them occur only in microscopic sizes (siegenite, rammelsbergite, linnaeite, lautite, tennantite) and most are uncolorful (galena, sphalerite, molybdenite, millerite, chalcocite), unlike the secondary minerals such as malachite, azurite and cyanotrichite.
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