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DescriptionSmaltite (CoAs2) is an opaque tin-white to steel-gray mineral of the pyrite group, a compound of cobalt and arsenic. It occurs in massive form and occasionally in crystals (cubes) of the isometric system. It is an important ore of cobalt and is found in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Ontario. This specimen is about 7 cm across.
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario. Near Cobalt.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-07-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #191.
Key wordssmaltite, Ontario, Canada
Tech details699 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1235