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Hydrohonessite

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Formula:
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
( x > 0.5, n > 3x/2)
System:HexagonalColour:Yellow
Member of:Glaucocerinite Group > Hydrotalcite Supergroup
Name:For its relationship to Honessite
This page provides mineralogical data about Hydrohonessite.

Classification of Hydrohonessite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:6/D.09-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:7.DD.35

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:31.10.7.1

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:25.12.12

25 : Sulphates
12 : Sulphates of Co and Ni
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Type Occurrence of Hydrohonessite

Type Locality:Otter Shoot Nickel mine, Otter Juan mine, Kambalda Nickel mines, Kambalda, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Year of Discovery:1981

Physical Properties of Hydrohonessite

Colour:Yellow

Crystallography of Hydrohonessite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.09Å, c = 10.8Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 3.495
Unit Cell Volume:V 89.30 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Hydrohonessite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.630 nε = 1.590
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.040

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate

Chemical Properties of Hydrohonessite

Formula:
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O


( x > 0.5, n > 3x/2)
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2·nH2O
Essential elements:Fe, H, Ni, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, Ni, O, S

Relationship of Hydrohonessite to other Species

Member of:Glaucocerinite Group > Hydrotalcite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

- +
Carrboydite
[(Ni
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
Glaucocerinite
(Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
Mountkeithite
[(Mg
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
Zincaluminite
Zn
 
6
Al
 
6
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
16
· 5H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
7.DD.05Felsőbányaite
Al
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Langite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Posnjakite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Wroewolfeite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.15Spangolite
Cu
 
6
Al(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
Cl · 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.20Ktenasite
Zn(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.25Christelite
Cu
 
2
Zn
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Campigliaite
Mn
2+
 
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Devilline
CaCu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Orthoserpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Serpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Niedermayrite
CdCu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Edwardsite
Cu
 
3
Cd
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
·4H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Carrboydite
[(Ni
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite
(Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Honessite
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Motukoreaite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Mountkeithite
[(Mg
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Shigaite
Mn
 
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Wermlandite
Mg
 
7
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
18
[Ca(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Woodwardite
Cu
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Zincaluminite
Zn
 
6
Al
 
6
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
16
· 5H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite
(Cu
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Zincowoodwardite
Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Natroglaucocerinite
Na
 
x
Zn
 
8-y
Al
 
y
(SO
 
4
)
 
(x+y)/2
(OH)
 
16
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Nikischerite
Fe
2+
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
9
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
22
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.40Torreyite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
7
 
2
Mn
2+
2
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
22
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.45Mooreite
Mg
 
9
 
2
Mn
 
2
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
26
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.50Namuwite
(Zn,Cu)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.55Bechererite
(Zn,Cu)
 
6
Zn
 
2
(SO
 
4
,HSiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
12
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite
(Cu,Zn)
 
15
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
22
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.65Vonbezingite
Ca
 
6
Cu
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
12
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.70Redgillite
Cu
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Chalcoalumite
CuAl
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite
(Ni,Cu)Al
 
4
(SO
 
4
,(NO
 
3
)
 
2
)(OH)
 
12
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Kyrgyzstanite
ZnAl
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
·3H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Guarinoite
(Zn,Co,Ni)
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH,Cl)
 
10
· 5H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite
(Cu,Zn)
 
7
(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Thérèsemagnanite
(Co,Zn,Ni)
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH,Cl)
 
10
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn
(Zn,Cu)
 
7
(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.85Montetrisaite
Cu
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· 2H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
25.12.1Bieberite
CoSO
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
25.12.2Cobaltzippeite
Co(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)O
 
2
· 3.5H
 
2
O
25.12.3Aplowite
(Co,Mn,Ni)SO
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
25.12.4Moorhouseite
(Co,Ni,Mn)SO
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
25.12.5Retgersite
NiSO
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
25.12.6Morenosite
NiSO
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
25.12.7Nickelblödite
Na
 
2
(Ni,Mg)(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
25.12.8Nickelboussingaultite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Ni(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
25.12.9Nickelzippeite
Ni(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)O
 
2
· 3.5H
 
2
O (?)
25.12.10Dwornikite
(Ni,Fe)SO
 
4
· H
 
2
O
25.12.11Honessite
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
25.12.13Nickelhexahydrite
(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O

Other Names for Hydrohonessite

Synonyms:
IMA1980-037a
Other Languages:
German:Hydrohonessit
Spanish:Hydrohonessita

Other Information

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 Hydrohonessite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist: 67: 623.

Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 333-337, 339-343.

Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012): Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.


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  • Localities for Hydrohonessite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Heazlewood district
    R Bottrill, unpub.
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
        • Kambalda
          • Kambalda Nickel mines
            • Otter Juan mine
    Mineralogical Magazine 1981 44 : 333-337.
        • Widgiemooltha
    No reference listed
      • Menzies Shire
        • Menangina Station
    Mineralogical Magazine 1981 44 : 333-337.
    Italy
     
    • Emilia-Romagna
      • Parma Province
        • Berceto
          • Corchia mine
    Adorni F., Guelfi F. (1997) - La miniera di Fe e Cu di Corchia, Berceto, Appennino Parmense. - Riv. Min. It. N 3, 217-250.
    • Liguria
      • Genova Province
        • Genova
          • Varenna Valley
    Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 22 (3), 39-41.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kinki region
        • Mie Prefecture
          • Toba City
    UK
     
    • Scotland
      • Strathclyde (Argyllshire)
        • Inveraray
    BMS Database
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Coconino Co.
        • Gray Mountain area
    Williams, S.A. and F.P. Cesbron (1995) Wupatkiite from the Cameron Uranium District, Arizona, a new member of the halotrichite group. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 553-556; Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 5.
    • Kentucky
      • Lincoln Co.
    Rocks & Minerals Vol. 70, No. 4, p.256
    Rocks & Minerals 81:420-440
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