Definitions for niccoliteˈnɪk əˌlaɪt
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a copper-red metallic mineral, nickel arsenide, NiAs.
Origin of niccolite:
1865–70; < NL niccol(um) nickel + -ite1
A mineral, a form of nickel arsenide, NiAs, having a metallic lustre and copper-red colour, that is a minor ore of nickel.
Origin: niccolum nickel + -ite.
a mineral of a copper-red color and metallic luster; an arsenide of nickel; -- called also coppernickel, kupfernickel
Nickeline or niccolite is a mineral consisting of nickel arsenide, NiAs, containing 43.9% nickel and 56.1% arsenic. Small quantities of sulfur, iron and cobalt are usually present, and sometimes the arsenic is largely replaced by antimony. This last forms an isomorphous series with breithauptite.
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