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Reevesite

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Formula:
Ni6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Yellow to yellow-green
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named after Frank Reeves, geologist who found the Wolf Creek meteorite.
Hydrotalcite Group

Classification of Reevesite

Approved 1966
5.DA.50

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

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

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

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
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.085
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Reevesite

Formula:
Ni6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Reevesite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
DesautelsiteMg6Mn23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
DroninoiteNi6Fe32+(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2O
HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
IowaiteMg6Fe23+(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2O
MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2O
Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Pyroaurite-3RMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
StichtiteMg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
WoodalliteMg6Cr2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2O
5.DA.05DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
5.DA.05GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
5.DA.05HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
5.DA.05WidgiemoolthaliteNi5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZnMg5(Zn,Mn)3(CO3)2(OH,Cl)12 · H2O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgSMg4(CO3)2(OH)2 · 6H2O ?
5.DA.10ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
5.DA.10IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
5.DA.10ChlorartiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2O
5.DA.15OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
5.DA.15ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
5.DA.20KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2O
5.DA.25CallaghaniteCu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6 · 2H2O
5.DA.30Claraite(Cu,Zn)3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
5.DA.35HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2O
5.DA.35ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2O
5.DA.40CaresiteFe42+Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.40QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.40CharmariteMn42+Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.45Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2O
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2O
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
5.DA.45ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.50ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.50DesautelsiteMg6Mn23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50Pyroaurite-3RMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50StichtiteMg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiCo6Fe2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O ?
5.DA.55CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
11.14.1SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
11.14.2Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
11.14.3NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
11.14.4HellyeriteNiCO3 · 6H2O
11.14.5OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
11.14.6ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
11.14.7KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2O
11.14.8Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
11.14.9Gaspéite(Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3
11.14.11ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
11.14.12SzymańskiiteHg16(Ni,Mg)6(CO3)12(OH)12 · 11H2O

Other Names for Reevesite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Reevesit
Spanish:Reevesita

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 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

Localities for Reevesite

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.
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
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
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
      • 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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