Cobaltpentlandite

cobaltpentlandite

pyrrhotite

linnaeite

siegenite

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Formula: Co9S8
Sulphide, pentlandite group, and forms a series with it; cobalt-bearing mineral
Specific gravity: 5.22 calculated
Hardness: 4 to 4½
Colour: Yellow
Common impurities: Fe,Ni
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Cobaltpentlandite occurs with other sulphides and arsenides in hydrothermal deposits. Associated minerals include pyrite, marcasite, pyrrhotite, troilite, chalcopyrite, cubanite, bornite, chalcocite, digenite, linnaeite, siegenite, parkerite, pyrite variety bravoite, langisite and magnetite (HOM, Mindat).

Localities

At the Vauze Mine, Rouyn-Noranda TE, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, Canada, cobaltpentlandite occurs as fine intergrowths in grains of linnaeite, associated with chalcopyrite, sphalerite and pyrrhotite (AM 50.2107-2108).

The type locality is the Varislahti deposit, Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field, North Karelia, Finland.

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