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Nickeltalmessite

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Formula:
Ca2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
apple-green
Hardness:
4
Name:
For the mineral talmessite and it's nickel content

Classification of Nickeltalmessite

Approved
Approval Year:
2008
8.CG.35

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
G : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O = 1:1
40.2.3.5

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2 : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
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Type Occurrence of Nickeltalmessite

General Appearance of Type Material:
botryoidal aggregates consisting of split individuals up to 10 10 20 mkm in size.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 3750/1.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
oxidation zone of hydrothermal cobaltite-arsenopyrite-glaucodite ores.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Nickeltalmessite

Vitreous
Colour:
apple-green
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
{010}
Density:
3.73(3) g/cm3 (Measured)    3.740 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Nickeltalmessite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.858(7) Å, b = 7.082(12) Å, c = 5.567(6) Å
α = 97.20(4)°, β = 109.11(5)°, γ = 109.78(5)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.827 : 1 : 0.786
Unit Cell Volume:
V 197.98 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Comment:
may be P1
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.05 (27)
3.57 (43)
3.358 (58)
3.202 (100)
3.099 (64)
2.813 (60)
2.772 (68)
1.714 (39)

Optical Data of Nickeltalmessite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.715(3) nβ = 1.720(5) nγ = 1.753(7)
2V:
Measured: 80° (10), Calculated: 60.4°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.038
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of Nickeltalmessite

Formula:
Ca2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Nickeltalmessite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
CassidyiteCa2(Ni2+,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
CollinsiteCa2(Mg,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
FairfielditeCa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
MesseliteCa2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Neomesselite
ParabrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Unnamed (Fe2+-analogue of Parabrandtite)Ca2Fe2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
β-RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05CassidyiteCa2(Ni2+,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05CollinsiteCa2(Mg,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05FairfielditeCa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05MesseliteCa2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05ParabrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05β-RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05HilliteCa2(Zn,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2 H2O
8.CG.10BrandtiteCa2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10ZincroseliteCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10RruffiteCa2Cu(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.15FerrilotharmeyeriteCa(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.15LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.15MounanaitePbFe23+(VO4)2(OH,F)2
8.CG.15ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15TsumcoritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.15CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15CabalzariteCa(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
8.CG.15KrettnichitePbMn23+(VO4)2(OH)2
8.CG.15CobalttsumcoritePb(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15NickellotharmeyeriteCa(Ni,Fe3+,Co)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15ManganlotharmeyeriteCaMn23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
8.CG.15Schneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Co,Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
8.CG.15Nickelschneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Ni,Co,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.20GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.20ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20RappolditePb(Co,Ni,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.20PhosphogartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+)2(PO4,AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20LukrahniteCa(Cu,Zn)(Fe3+,Zn)(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.25Pottsite(Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4·H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)

Other Names for Nickeltalmessite

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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 Nickeltalmessite

Reference List:
N. V. Chukanov, A. A. Mukhanova, Sh. Mockel, D. I. Belakovskiy, L. A. Levitskaya (2009): Nickeltalmessite, Ca2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2O — a new fairfieldite-group mineral from Bou-Azzer. Morocco. ZRMO 138(4), 32-39.

N. V. Chukanov, A. A. Mukhanova, S. Möckel, D. I. Belakovsky und L. A. Levitskaya (2010): Nickeltalmessite, Ca2Ni(AsO4)2 • 2H2O, a new mineral species of the fairfieldite group, Bou Azzer, Morocco. Geology of Ore Deposits 52, 606-611.

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Localities for Nickeltalmessite

(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.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Huasco Province
Tony Nikischer specimen
Morocco (TL)
 
  • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
          • Aït Ahmane
ZRMO 138(4),32-39 (2009); N. V. Chukanov, A. A. Mukhanova, S. Möckel, D. I. Belakovsky und L. A. Levitskaya (2010): Nickeltalmessite, Ca2Ni(AsO4)2 • 2H2O, a new mineral species of the fairfieldite group, Bou Azzer, Morocco. Geology of Ore Deposits 52, 606-611.
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