Formula: Ni3Fe System: Isometric Colour: Silver White to grayish ... Lustre: Metallic Hardness: 5 Name: For the locality near Awarua Bay, New Zealand.
Type Occurrence of AwaruiteEdit
Type Locality: Gorge river, South Island, New Zealand Place of Conservation of Type Material: Geological Survey of New Zealand, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, P21969. Year of Discovery: 1885==Occurrences of Awaruite== Geological Setting: River placers, serpentinized peridotites, meteorites
Physical Properties of AwaruiteEdit
Lustre: Metallic Diaphaneity (Transparency): Opaque Colour: Silver White to grayish white Hardness (Mohs): 5 Hardness (Vickers): VHN50=265 - 380 kg/mm2 Comment: Higher Ni content is softer Tenacity: Malleable Density (measured): 7.8 - 8.22 g/cm3 Density (calculated): 7.74(127) g/cm3==Chemical Properties of Awaruite== Formula: Ni3Fe Essential elements: Fe, Ni All elements listed in formula: Fe, Ni Analytical Data: South Fork, Smith River, California, USA.
Ni (76.60) Fe (21.45) Co (1.19) Cu (0.66) S (0.06) P (0.04) Total (100.00)
Common Impurities: Co,Cu,S,P,Si