Is Awaruite magnetic?
Awaruite is a naturally occurring NiFe alloy (Ni3Fe) which is 75% nickel and contains no sulphur. The alloy has a high specific gravity and is extremely magnetic allowing for physical separation without the use of chemicals.
Where is Oregonite found?
“Oregonite” is the trade name for an attractive variety of semi-precious gem- quality spherulitic jasper found in the Illinois River district, Josephine County, Oregon.
Is Josephinite magnetic?
Josephinite is magnetic but not Oregonite making it the rarer of the two, and once commonly found in the placers along the creek.
Where is Pentlandite found?
Pentlandite is found within the lower margins of mineralised layered intrusions, the best examples being the Bushveld igneous complex, South Africa, the Voiseys Bay troctolite intrusive complex in Canada, the Duluth gabbro, in North America, and various other localities throughout the world.
What is the state mineral of Oregon?
Table of minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones
|State federal district or territory||Mineral||Gemstone|
|Oregon||State Twin Minerals: Oregonite (2013) and Josephinite (2013)||Oregon sunstone labradorite (1987)|
|Rhode Island||Bowenite serpentine (1966)|
|South Carolina||Amethyst (1969)|
Where can I find Josephinite?
Illinois River: The rare mineral josephinite (often mistaken for a meteorite) can be found along the banks of the Illinois River as well as agate and jasper in the many gravel accumulations. Gold and platinum have been found up Josephine creek, so bring a gold pan.
What is the use of pentlandite?
Pentlandite is a catalyst for production of hydrogen and oxygen from water using electricity. It is said to be as effective at this as platinum, which is significantly rarer and more expensive.
What does pentlandite mean?
Definition of pentlandite : a bronzy yellow mineral that is an isometric nickel iron sulfide and the principal ore of nickel.