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Clinosafflorite?

Posted by Reiner Mielke  
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Reiner Mielke July 15, 2012 07:44PM
http://www.mindat.org/photo-190769.html looks like cobaltite to me, has this been confirmed?
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Uwe Kolitsch July 16, 2012 12:45PM
Message sent.
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Reiner Mielke November 25, 2012 02:16PM
If there is no response by now the photo should be removed pending a response. Clinosafflorite is monoclinic and there is no way this crystal is monoclinic!
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Uwe Kolitsch November 25, 2012 08:04PM
Changed to cobaltite.
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Emil Box November 25, 2012 10:52PM
Or Thiospinel Group? : Carrolite, Cobaltite, Linnaeite, Siegenite
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Uwe Kolitsch November 29, 2012 09:18PM
From the same mine, there is a similar cattierite photo: http://www.mindat.org/photo-172601.html
-> made the "cobaltite" user-only and added a ref. to this discussion
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Jesse Crawford August 13, 2016 10:15PM
Thanks, sorry for the delay in responding. I just discovered this while browsing through my photos. I don't know why I never got the notification... maybe I was distracted. Obviously, I dropped the ball on this one. It's not the first time. I guess it's lucky I don't do this professionally smiling smiley. Thanks Uwe, and everyone who took the trouble to point me in the right direction. According to the label (from David Shannon) this specimen has clinosafflorite and cattierite in addition to cobaltite. The challenge for me is to find them.
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Frank Keutsch August 14, 2016 12:30AM
the cattierite and clinosafflorite from there have been very problematic for me. The pieces one can buy have clinosafflorite, cobaltite and cattierite (on the label). The description (Canadian Mineralogist 21 129pp ) mentions clinosafflorite together with cobaltite and that cattierite occurs in a different assemblage and probably mainly as rims. I gave up on the pieces I had purchased as I could not find cattierite, probably as they were the wrong (cobaltite bearing) assemblage or I just had no luck...

It would be great if you could clearly document the cattierite as I am still quite interested in this topic.

Frank
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Reiner Mielke August 14, 2016 01:56AM
Hello Frank,

So were you able to find clinosafflorite? If so what does it look like?
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