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|Name:||An acronym for the National Institute of Metallurgy of South Africa|
This page provides mineralogical data about Nimite.
Classification of Nimite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/H.23-70|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.EC.55|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
71 : PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
4 : Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||16.25.2|
16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
25 : Aluminosilicates of Ni
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Type Occurrence of Nimite
|Type Locality:||Scotia Talc mine, Bon Accord, Barberton District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa|
|Year of Discovery:||1968|
Physical Properties of Nimite
Crystallography of Nimite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.32Å, b = 9.21Å, c = 14.3Å|
β = 97.1°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.578 : 1 : 1.553|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 695.29 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Nimite
|RI values:||nα = 1.637 nβ = 1.647 nγ = 1.647|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.010|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v or r < v|
Chemical Properties of Nimite
|Essential elements:||H, Ni, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, H, Mg, Ni, O, Si|
Relationship of Nimite to other Species
|Member of:||Chlorite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Nimite
|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 Nimite
American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1739.
American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 18-30.
Internet Links for Nimite
Localities for Nimite
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New Locality Added: Kawarau River, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New ZealandFrom Steve Sorrell, 25th May 2013 11:39:40