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|Name:||Named Jules Garnier who first discovered it 1864 in New Caledonia.|
|Népouite, Pimelite, Willemseite|
Generic name for a green nickel ore which has formed as a result of lateritic weathering of ultramafic rocks (serpentinite, dunite, peridotite).
Mostly a mixture of various Ni- and Ni-bearing magnesium layer silicates.
Occurs in many nickel laterite deposits in the world.
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Classification of Garnierite
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Other Names for Garnierite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Garnierite
Wells, Martin A.; Ramanaidou, Erick R.; Verrall, Michael; Tessarolo, Christian (2009): Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of "garnierites" in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy 21, 467-483.
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Localities for Garnierite
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