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Millerite
Object Type: Mineral
Chemistry Formula: NiS
Dimensions: Centimetres: 7 x 7 x 0.5
Museum ID Number: M41312
Image Number: ROM2004_1037_3
 

Description:
This unusual specimen of millerite was found at the Kerr Addison gold mine in the Kirkland Lake area of northern Ontario. The delicate hair-like crystals are quite remarkable and a mineralogical oddity; such specimens are highly prized by collectors.

Location: Kerr Addison Mine; Virginiatown; Ontario; Canada

Object History: Gift of INCO Limited in 1984; part of the Hans Frohberg Collection

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