Linnaeite


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Lin`nae´ite

    (lĭn`nē´īt)
n.1.(Min.) A mineral of pale steel-gray color and metallic luster, occurring in isometric crystals, and also massive. It is a sulphide of cobalt containing some nickel or copper.
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Maiwan & other small mines) Xiangtan Hunan manganite Xiaojie Sichuan amazonite, quartz Xiaosongshan Ningxia diopside Xikuangshan Hunan barite, calcite, cervantite, fluorite, gypsum, pyrite, quartz, senarmontite, stibiconite, stibnite, sulfur, valentinite Xinzai Yunnan cassiterite Xiongxiong' Guizhou hematite, "limonite," siderite ga Xixia Henan andalusite Xiyugou Liaoning antigorite, chlorite, chrysotile, lizardite, talc, tremolite Xuebaoding Sichuan apatite, aquamarine, cassiterite, (Hujia) dolomite, feldspar, fluorite, goshenite, morganite, muscovite, quartz, scheelite Yangliuping Sichuan bornite, chromium, *danbaite, gold, linnaeite, sperrylite, testiobiopallasite, violarite Yangshuo Guangxi, calcite, cerussite, pyromorphite Zhuang A.
Molybdenite is often seen, and small quantities of linnaeite, millerite, and sphalerite are sometimes present in the ore.
It is also the type locality for allanite-(Ce), bastnasite-(Ce), cerite-(Ce), lanthanite-(Ce), tornebohmite-(Ce) and linnaeite, as well as for the elements cerium and lanthanum.
It was a varied display of exceptional specimens and historical literature from some of Germany's classic deposits: manganite from Ilfeld, linnaeite from Littfeld, a huge galena and siderite specimen from Neudorf, rare zinkenite from Wolfsberg, even the type locality mineral samsonite from the Samson mine.
La Salvadora 2 Barite, Galena, Stibnite La Salvadora 3 Apatite, cuprotungstite, scheelite, tourmaline, wolframite La Sorpresa Annabergite, gersdorffite, nickline La Union See Carmen-Aurora La Verde Columbite, topaz, green muscovite Laguna Cachi See Cachilaguna Lapiani Pyrite, siderite Laurani Enargite, (*) lammerite, lavendulan, luzonite Lequepalca Ferberite, hydrozincite, linnaeite, stibiconite, stibnite.
The stratiform deposits have yielded carrollite, linnaeite, trogtalite, cobaltomenite, heterogenite (both 3R and 2H polytypes), julienite, kolwezite and sphaerocobaltite.