Cattierite

cattierite

linnaeite

polydymite

vaesite

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Formula: CoS2
Sulphide of cobalt, pyrite group, forms a series with pyrite and with vaesite
Specific gravity: 4.82
Hardness: 5
Streak: Black
Colour: Grey-white, pinkish
Common impurities: Fe,Ni
Environments

Sedimentary environments

Cattierite occurs in association with pyrite, chalcopyrite and other linnaeitepolydymite group minerals (HOM).

Localities

At the type locality, the Shinkolobwe mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo, cattierite occurs in carbonate rocks associated with pyrite and chalcopyrite (Mindat).

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