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Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Streak: Greenish/brownish black
Habit: Perfect cubic crystalline habit.
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Reaction with HCl: None
Identification in hand sample:
Colour, hardness, streak and habit are best indicators. Gives off sparks when struck with a hard metal object.
Most common sulfide mineral, almost always present in hydrothermal deposits.
Industrial / ecomonic uses:
May be used as source of iron or sulfur, but not normally of economic value.