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Nickel

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Formula:
Ni
System:
Isometric
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
See also awaruite.

Classification of Nickel

Approved
1.AA.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
A : Copper-cupalite family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.17.2
1.1.11.5

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.61

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Nickel

Year of Discovery:
1967

Physical Properties of Nickel

Metallic
Colour:
White
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Nickel

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.52Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 43.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Nickel

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Nickel

Formula:
Ni
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe,Co

Relationship of Nickel to other Species

1.AA.05AluminiumAl
1.AA.05CopperCu
1.AA.05Electrum(Au, Ag)
1.AA.05GoldAu
1.AA.05LeadPb
1.AA.05SilverAg
1.AA.05UM2004-08-E:AuCuPd(Cu,Pd,Au)
1.AA.05UM1991-06-E:AuCuAu3Cu
1.AA.10aAuricuprideCu3Au
1.AA.10bTetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.AA.10aCuproaurideCu3Au
1.AA.15AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.AA.15Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.AA.15IodineI2
1.AA.15NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.AA.15UM1985-02-E:AlZnZnAl2
1.AA.20Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.AA.25HunchuniteAu2Pb
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
1.1.17.1IronFe
1.1.17.3Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.4Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.1.17.5TetrataeniteFeNi
1.1.17.6AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.1.17.6Hexaferrum(Fe,Os,Ru,Ir)

Other Names for Nickel

Name in Other Languages:
Afrikaans:Nikkel
Arabic:نيكل
Armenian:Նիկել
Azeri:Nikel
Basque:Nikel
Belarusian:Нікель
Bosnian (Latin Script):Nikl
Bulgarian:Никел
Catalan:Níquel
Chuvash:Никĕль
Corsican:Nichele
Croatian:Nikal
Czech:Nikl
Danish:Nikkel
Dutch:Nikkel
Esperanto:Nikelo
Estonian:Nikkel
Finnish:Nikkeli
French:Nickel
Friulian:Nichel
Galician:Níquel
German:Nickel
Haitian:Nikèl
Hebrew:ניקל
Hungarian:Nikkel
Icelandic:Nikkel
Ido:Nikelo
Indonesian:Nikel
Italian:Nichel
Japanese:ニッケル
Javanese:Nikel
Korean:니켈
Kurdish (Latin Script):Nîkel
Latin:Niccolum
Latvian:Niķelis
Lithuanian:Nikelis
Lojban:nikle
Low Saxon:Nickel
Luxembourgish:Néckel
Macedonian:Никел
Manx:Nickyl
Norwegian (Bokmål):Nikkel
Norwegian (Nynorsk):Nikkel
Occitan:Niquèl
Persian:نیکل
Polish:Nikiel
Portuguese:Níquel
Quechua:Nikil
Romanian:Nichel
Russian:Никель
Serbian (Cyrillic Script):Никл
Serbo-Croatian:Nikl
Sicilian:Nichel
Simplified Chinese:自然镍
Slovak:Nikel
Slovenian:Nikelj
Spanish:Níquel
Swahili:Nikeli
Swedish:Nickel
Tajik (Cyrillic Script):Никел
Turkish:Nikel
Ukrainian:Нікель
Uzbek (Latin Script):Nikel
Vietnamese:Niken
Yiddish:ניקל

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Nickel

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1968): 53: 348.

Mineralogical Magazine (1975): 40: 247.

Internet Links for Nickel

Localities for Nickel

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Mount Barker
          • Nairne
No reference listed
    • Olary Province
      • Mt Victor Plumbago Station
        • The Ethiudna Mines
SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 973
  • Tasmania
    • Rosebery district
Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
  • Western Australia
    • Leonora Shire
      • Ten Mile Outcamp
Economic Geology; October 1981; v. 76; no. 6; p. 1686-1697
    • Wiluna Shire
      • Lake Way Station
Grguric, B.A., Seat, Z., Karpuzov, A.A., Simonov, O.N. (2013) The West Jordan deposit, a newly-discovered Type 2 dunite-hosted nickel sulphide system in the northern Agnew-Wiluna Belt, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, Vol. 51, pg. 79-92
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Frohnleiten
      • Kirchdorf
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2010): 1666) Ein vorläufiger Bericht über seltene Ni- und Cr-Mineralien vom Kirchdorftunnel der Brucker Schnellstraße, Steiermark. Pp. 250-252 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Greenwood Mining Division
      • Bridesville
MINFILE No 082ESW055
    • Osoyoos Mining Division
      • Hedley
MINFILE No 092HSE038
    • Similkameen Mining Division
      • Tulameen River
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
China
 
  • Gansu Province
    • Dingxi Prefecture
      • Min Co.
Liu Jiajun, Mao Guangjian, Ma Xinghua, Li Lixing, Guo Yuqian, Liu Guangzhi (2008): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 51(6), 769-777.
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Lianyungang Prefecture
      • Donghai Co.
        • Maobei
Jingsui Yang, Zhiqin Xu, Wenji Bai, Qingsong Fang, and Zhongming Zhang (2006): 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), July 10-14, 2006, Abstract 59-SE-A0643.
  • Sichuan Province
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Garzê Co. (Ganzi Co.)
Guangfu Zou and Ying Mao (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 395-398
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Shannan Prefecture (Lhokha Prefecture; Lhoka Prefecture)
      • Qusum Co. (Qusong Co.)
Wenji Bai, Jingsui Yang, Qingsong Fang, Binggan Yan, and Zhongming Zhang (2001): Earth Science Frontiers 8(3), 111-121
Finland
 
  • Northern Finland Region
    • Suomussalmi
Pakkanen, L. & Luukkonen, E. (1995): Native nickel and copper in the Kauniinvaara ultramafic body of the late archean Suomussalmi greenstone belt, eastern Finland. in: Autio, S. (toim.) Geological Survey of Finland, current Research 1993-1994. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus Special Paper 20, 23-29.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E., Vignola, P. (1996): Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work, Ed., Milano, 800 pp.
Japan
 
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kagawa Prefecture
Miura et al (2000) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 211.
New Caledonia
 
  • Northern Province
    • Canala Commune
Ramdohr, P. (1967) On the wide-spread paragenesis of ore minerals originating during serpentinization. Geologiya Rudnykh Mestorozhdenii, No. 2, 32-43 (in Russian)
  • Southern Province
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
    • West Coast (Westland)
      • South Westland
Challis, G.A. 1975: Native nickel from the Jerry River, South Westland, New Zealand: an example of natural refining. Mineralogical magazine 40: 247–251.
Poland
 
  • Małopolskie
    • Wieliczka
Mazur L. 1969: Rodzimy nikiel z kopalni soli w Wieliczce. Prz. Geol. nr 3.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Anabarskii massif
        • Popigai river
(Pis'ma v Astronomicheskii Zhurnal, vol. 1, Apr. 1975, p. 43-47.) Soviet Astronomy Letters, vol. 1, Mar.-Apr. 1975, p. 88, 89. Translation.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
S. ISHIMARU, S. ARAI and H. SHUKUNO (2009) Metals in oxidized and metasomatized peridotite xenoliths derived from the mantle wedge. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2009.
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
Glavatskih S.F., Trubkin H.V. (2003) Native tellurium and nickel from high-temperature gas exhalates of Great Fissure Tolbachik eruption (Kamchatka), - DAN, 389(2), p. 231-234 (in Rus.).
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Khanka Lake
V.V. Seredin data; [AmMin 84:992]
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Northern Karelia
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Polar Urals
      • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
        • Rai-Iz (Raiz)
Jan Pašava, Ilja Knésl, Anna Vymazalová, Ivan Vavřín, Ludmila Ivanovna Gurskaya, Leonid Ruslanovich Kolbantsev (2011) Geochemistry and mineralogy of platinum-group elements (PGE) in chromites from Centralnoye I, Polar Urals, Russia. Geoscience Frontiers 2:81-85
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Poltár Co.
Maťo,Ľ., Maťová, 1994: Mineralizácia v okolí Ozdína, výskyt zlata s obsahom Sb-Ni v tmavých bridliciach, JZ časti veporského kryštalinika (stredné Slovensko). Min.Slovaca, 26,1,30 – 37
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Ehlanzeni District
Minerals of South Africa
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
        • Rustenburg (Rustenburg District)
http://www.implats.co.za/implats/Impala-platinum.asp
          • Marikana
https://www.lonmin.com/downloads/media_centre/news/press/2014/Q2%202014%20Production%20Report%20-%2009052014%20-%20FINAL.pdf
http://aquariusplatinum.com/sites/aquariusplatinum.com/files/annual_results_2006.pdf
Sweden
 
  • Jämtland
    • Östersund
Jan Olov Nyström, Frans E. Wickman (1991) The Ordovician chondrite from Brunflo, central Sweden, II. Secondary minerals. Lithos 27:167-185
The Moon
 
  • Mare Crisium
Andrei V. Mokhov & Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
  • Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms)
Frondell Judith W. (1978) Lunar mineralogy, - "Mir", Moscow, pp. 335 (in Rus.)
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Willow Creek District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • California
San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Colorado
    • Larimer Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Mississippi
[var: Oktibbehite] [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
  • Washington
    • Snohomish Co.
      • Sultan District
        • Sultan Basin
          • Little Chief Peak
Phipps, Richard W.; Mckay, Donald T., Jr.; Norman, David K.; Wolff, Fritz E., 2003, Inactive and abandoned mine lands-Spada Lake and Cecile Creek Watershed analysis units, Snohomish an Okanogan Counties, Washington: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Open File 2003-3, 36 p.
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