Oxide of cobalt, spinel group
Specific gravity: 6.003 calculated
Hardness: 6 to 6½
Colour: Dark grey
Guite is a comparatively new mineral, approved in 2017 and to date (June 2022) reported only from the type locality.
At the type locality, the Sicomines copper-cobalt project, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo, dark grey guite occurs as a granular agglomerate, 50 to 500 μm in size, and is associated closely with heterogenite in a quartz matrix (MM 86.2.346-353).
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