Breithauptite is a nickel antimonide mineral that exhibits a hexagonal - dihexagonal dipyramidal crystal system. It belongs to the nickeline group of minerals and it is not so well-known. It is quite an interesting mineral specimen and is usually copper-colored.
Breithauptite symbolizes harmony, serenity, compassion, justice, hope, purity, truth, power, courage, life force, and passion.
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Breithauptite is an uncommon mineral that is usually arborescent and it consists of nickel antimonide. It helps to awaken and balance the sacral or svadhishthana chakra. Awakening and balancing the sacral chakra helps to bring higher energies into every cell, stand outside the box, promote relationships, encourage confidence, stimulate creativity, and strengthen the bonds between other peoples.
Breitahuptite was first believed to be described in 1840 from the Harz Mountains, Lower Saxony, Germany. Then, the name was given by Julius Fröbel, a German geologist and mineralogist, in the honor of Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt, a German mineralogist, and professor.
Breithauptite is a metallic opaque copper-red mineral that typically occurs in hydrothermal calcite veins associated with Co-Ni–Ag ores. It can be found in association with other minerals like - calcite, nickeline, and silver.
The chemical formula of Breithauptite is NiSb (Nickel Antimonide). It has a hardness of 5.5 according to the Mohs scale.
Arite is the only variety of Breithauptite.
Breithauptite comes in the color of copper-red with a violet tint.
The price of Breithauptite can vary from $10 to $50 according to its quality and size.
The only use of Breithauptite is as a mineral specimen.
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