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Formula:
Ni
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
(CO
 
3
) · 4H
 
2
O
System:TrigonalColour:Yellow to yellow-green
Hardness:2
Member of:Hydrotalcite Group > Hydrotalcite Supergroup
Name:Named after Frank Reeves, geologist who found the Wolf Creek meteorite.


Hydrotalcite Group

Classification of Reevesite

IMA status:Approved 1966
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/E.03-60
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.DA.50

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations
Dana 8th edition ID:16b.6.3.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 8:1
Hey's CIM Ref.:11.14.10

11 : Carbonates
14 : Carbonates of Co and Ni
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Type Occurrence of Reevesite

Type Locality:Wolfe Creek meteorite crater, Halls Creek Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Year of Discovery:1966

Physical Properties of Reevesite

Colour:Yellow to yellow-green
Hardness (Mohs):2

Crystallography of Reevesite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Cell Parameters:a = 6.16Å, c = 45.54Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 7.393
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,496.53 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Reevesite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.735 nε = 1.650
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.085

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

Chemical Properties of Reevesite

Formula:
Ni
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
(CO
 
3
) · 4H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3)·4H2O
Essential elements:C, Fe, H, Ni, O
All elements listed in formula:C, Fe, H, Ni, O

Relationship of Reevesite to other Species

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

- +
Desautelsite
Mg
 
6
Mn
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
Droninoite
Ni
 
6
Fe
2+
3
(OH)
 
16
Cl
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
Hydrotalcite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
Iowaite
Mg
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
Cl
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
Meixnerite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
Pyroaurite
Mg
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
Stichtite
Mg
 
6
Cr
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
Takovite
Ni
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
Woodallite
Mg
 
6
Cr
 
2
(OH)
 
16
Cl
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
5.DA.05Dypingite
Mg
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
5.DA.05Giorgiosite
Mg
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 5-6H
 
2
O
5.DA.05Hydromagnesite
Mg
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.05Widgiemoolthalite
Ni
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZn
Mg
 
5
(Zn,Mn)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH,Cl)
 
12
· H
 
2
O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgS
Mg
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O ?
5.DA.10Artinite
Mg
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.10Indigirite
Mg
 
2
Al
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 15H
 
2
O
5.DA.10Chlorartinite
Mg
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)Cl · 2H
 
2
O
5.DA.15Otwayite
Ni
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
5.DA.15Zaratite
Ni
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.20Kambaldaite
NaNi
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.25Callaghanite
Cu
 
2
Mg
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
5.DA.30Claraite
(Cu,Zn)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.35Hydroscarbroite
Al
 
14
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH)
 
36
· nH
 
2
O
5.DA.35Scarbroite
Al
 
5
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
13
· 5H
 
2
O
5.DA.40Caresite
Fe
2+
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.40Quintinite
Mg
 
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.40Charmarite
Mn
2+
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Stichtite-2H
Mg
 
6
(Cr,Al)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
16
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Brugnatellite
Mg
 
6
Fe
3+
 
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
13
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Chlormagaluminite
Mg
 
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
Cl
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2H
Mg
 
6
Al
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
16
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2H
Mg
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
16
· 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.45Zaccagnaite
Zn
 
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Comblainite
Ni
 
4
Co
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Desautelsite
Mg
 
6
Mn
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Hydrotalcite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Pyroaurite
Mg
 
6
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Stichtite
Mg
 
6
Cr
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.50Takovite
Ni
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
[CO
 
3
] · 4H
 
2
O
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNi
Co
 
6
Fe
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
16
· 4H
 
2
O ?
5.DA.55Coalingite
Mg
 
10
Fe
3+
2
(OH)
 
24
[CO
 
3
] · 2H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
11.14.1Spherocobaltite
CoCO
 
3
11.14.2Kolwezite
(Cu,Co)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
11.14.3Nullaginite
Ni
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
11.14.4Hellyerite
NiCO
 
3
· 6H
 
2
O
11.14.5Otwayite
Ni
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
11.14.6Zaratite
Ni
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
11.14.7Kambaldaite
NaNi
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
11.14.8Glaukosphaerite
(Cu,Ni)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
11.14.9Gaspéite
(Ni,Mg,Fe)CO
 
3
11.14.11Comblainite
Ni
 
4
Co
 
2
(OH)
 
12
[CO
 
3
] · 3H
 
2
O
11.14.12Szymańskiite
Hg
 
16
(Ni,Mg)
 
6
(CO
 
3
)
 
12
(OH)
 
12
· 11H
 
2
O

Other Names for Reevesite

Synonyms:
IMA1966-025
Other Languages:
German:Reevesit
Simplified Chinese:水碳铁镍矿
锐水碳镍矿
Spanish:Reevesita

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 Reevesite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1967): 52: 1190-1197.

American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 1077-1081.

Mineralogical Magazine (1981): 44: 346.

Clay Minerals: 33: 285-296.

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.

Internet Links for Reevesite

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  • Localities for Reevesite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • La Rioja
      • Vinchina Department
        • Jagüé
          • Quebrada de Cumichango
    Las Especies Minerales de La Republica Argentina
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Heazlewood district
    Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
      • Trial Harbour district
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
        • Kambalda
          • Kambalda Nickel mines
            • Otter Juan mine
    AM 70 (1985), 419
        • Widgiemooltha
    No reference listed
      • East Pilbara Shire
        • Nullagine
    Nickel Mineralisation in Western Australia by R.J. Marston 1984.
      • Halls Creek Shire
    AM 56 (1971), 1077; HB3 (1997); Song, Y., Moon, H. S., & Chon, H. T. (1995). New occurrence and characterization of Niserpentines in the Kwangcheon area, Korea. Clay Minerals, 30(3), 211-224.
      • Menzies Shire
        • Menangina Station
    Mineralogical Magazine 1981 44 : 333-337.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Antonio Quijarro Province
    [MinRec 21:133]
    Brazil
     
    • Santa Catarina
      • São Francisco do Sul
        • Morro do Rócio
    [Mandarino, 1997]
    Germany
     
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Lahn valley
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
          • Frücht
    Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
    Italy
     
    • Emilia-Romagna
      • Bologna Province
        • Gaggio Montano
    Pedroni, G., Rosciglione, L., Varoli, M., Baratta, C. (1996): I minerali delle ofioliti nell'Appennino bolognese e modenese. Gruppo A.V.I.S. mineralogia e speleologia, Bologna, pp.169-171
      • Modena Province
        • Frassinoro
    Borghi E. et al., 1996. Minerali dell'ofiolite di Ca' de Giannasi (MO). Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 259-267.
      • Parma Province
        • Berceto
          • Manubiola Valley
    Adorni F., Orlandi P. (1989) - Wurtzite, Reevesite e altre specie minerali presenti nelle serpentine del Rio Varbore (PR) - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 4, pp.215-222
    • Lombardy
      • Sondrio Province
        • Valtellina
          • Malenco Valley
            • Lanterna Valley
              • Lanzada
                • Campo Franscia (Franscia)
    Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Livorno
    Giuliano Bettini Collection
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kinki region
        • Mie Prefecture
          • Toba City
    Romania
     
    • Mehedinti Co.
      • Almas Mts
    Gábor Koller collection (analysed by Sándor Szakáll and Béla Fehér using EDS and PXRD)
    Russia
     
    • North-Western Region
      • Ryazanskaya Oblast'
        • Kasimov District
    Pekov, I.V. et al (2007) European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 891-898.
    South Africa
     
    • Mpumalanga Province
      • Ehlanzeni District
        • Barberton
          • Bon Accord
    Minerals of South Africa
    Am Min 54 (1969), 1204-1208
    South Korea
     
    • Gyeonggi-do (Kyonggi-do)
      • Gwancheon city (Kwancheon)
    Song, Y., Moon, H. S., & Chon, H. T. (1995). New occurrence and characterization of Niserpentines in the Kwangcheon area, Korea. Clay Minerals, 30(3), 211-224.
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Almería
        • Huércal-Overa
          • Cuesta Alta
            • Cerro Minado Mines
    VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
    Switzerland
     
    • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
      • Albula Valley
        • Solis
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. und Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, 579 pp
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Anniviers Valley
        • Ayer
    Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
        • Saint-Luc
    Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.
      • Binn Valley
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 347.
    UK
     
    • Scotland
      • Shetland Islands
        • Unst
          • Baltasound-Haroldswick area
    Mineralogical Magazine 1982 46 : 1-5.
      • Strathclyde (Argyllshire)
        • Inveraray
    BMS Database
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Dragoon Mts
          • Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson District)
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 353.
      • Coconino Co.
        • Winslow
          • Meteor Crater and vicinity
    Space Science Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp.758-831
    • California
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Foothill Copper Belt
          • Copperopolis
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 198.
      • Fresno Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • New Idria District
            • Archer Camp
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 198.
            • Condon Peak
    Reiner Mielke
      • San Benito Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • New Idria District
            • Picacho Peak
              • Clear Creek area
    www.mineralsocal.org
    Joseph F. Cooper Jr., Gail E. Dunning, Ted A.Hadley (2003) Minerology of the Victor Claim, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California.
              • Clear Creek Canyon
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 199.
    Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 337-363.
    • New Mexico
      • Luna Co.
    Mike Scott S104317 from Cureton #CQK ID by SA Williams 1993 Virginia T. McLemore, Nelia Dunbar, Matt T. Heizler, Kelly Donahue (2000): Geology and mineral deposits of the Victorio mining district, Luna County , New Mexico- Preliominary observations, New Mexico Geologic Society Guidebook, 51st field Conference, Southwest passage – A trip through the Phanerozoic, pp267-278
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