Godlevskite

godlevskite

millerite

pentlandite

bornite

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Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Sulphide
Specific gravity: 5.273 calculated
Hardness: 4 to 5
Streak: Grey
Colour: Bronze-yellow
Common impurities: Co
Environments

Plutonic igneous environments
Hydrothermal environments

Godlevskite occurs in hydrothermal veins and in peridotite with other nickel sulphides. Associated minerals include millerite, heazlewoodite, pentlandite, pyrrhotite, pyrite, bornite, chalcopyrite and magnetite (HOM).

Localities

At the Texmont Mine, Bartlett Township and Geikie Township, Timmins area, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada, godlevskite is associated with pentlandite-millerite and heazlewoodite (CM 11.879-885).

There are three co-type localities:
The Zapolyarnyi Mine, Noril'sk-1 Cu-Ni deposit, Noril'sk Cu-Ni deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
The Mayak Mine, Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Mine No. 8, Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
At these localities godlevskite occurs as aggregates and single grains up to 1 mm in size in bornite and bornite-chalcopyrite veins. It is replaced in part by bornite and by millerite and has been observed replacing pentlandite (AM 55.317-318).

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