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Kerolite

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Formula:
(Mg,Ni)
 
3
Si
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
Hardness:2 - 2½


Apparently a Ni-bearing variety of talc(?).
Originally reported from Ząbkowice (Frankenstein), Ząbkowice District, Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie), Poland.

Classification of Kerolite

IMA status:Discredited 1979
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Physical Properties of Kerolite

Hardness (Mohs):2 - 2½

Chemical Properties of Kerolite

Formula:
(Mg,Ni)
 
3
Si
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2·H2O
Essential elements:H, Mg, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:H, Mg, Ni, O, Si

Other Names for Kerolite

Synonyms:
CeroliteHydrosilicite (of Kuh)
Other Languages:
German:Cerolit
Kerolit
Kerolith
Spanish:Cerolita
Kerolita

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 Kerolite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 617.

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  • Localities for Kerolite

    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.
    Cameroon
     
    • East Region
      • Lomié
    Lambert, R.J., and Noble, A.C. (2008): Nkamouna Cobalt Project Feasibility Study. Pincock, Allen & Holt NI 43-101 Technical Report for Geovic Mining Corp.
    Indonesia
     
    • Sulawesi Island (Celebes Island)
      • Sulawesi Selatan Province (South Sulawesi Province)
        • Soroako
    Sufriadin, S. (2012). Thermal and Infrared Studies of Garnierite from the Soroako Nickeliferous Laterite Deposit, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Geology, 7(2).
    Sufriadin, S. (2012). Thermal and Infrared Studies of Garnierite from the Soroako Nickeliferous Laterite Deposit, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Geology, 7(2).
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Torino Province
        • Lanzo Valleys
          • Balangero
    Prete, R. (1995): L'amiantifera di S. Vittore, Balangero, Torino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/1995, 313-333.
    Kosovo
     
    • District of Pristina (District of Prishtina)
      • Glavika
    Buletini i Shkencave Gjeologjike 2012
    New Caledonia
     
    • Northern Province
      • Houaïlou Commune
    Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1058.
      • Poum commune
    Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1058.
      • Poya North Commune
    Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1058.
    • Southern Province
      • Yaté Commune
    Wells, Martin A.; Ramanaidou, Erick R.; Verrall, Michael; Tessarolo, Christian (2009): Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of "garnierites" in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy 21, 467-483. ; Wells, M. A., Ramanaidou, E. R., Verrall, M., & Tessarolo, C. (2009). Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21(2), 467-483.; Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1058.
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Ząbkowice District
    American Mineralogist (1978), 63, 795-796 ; Clays and Clay minerals (1982), 30, 321
    www.geo.uw.edu.pl/ZASOBY/SZKLARY/szklary.htm.
    www.geo.uw.edu.pl/ZASOBY/SZKLARY/szklary.htm.
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Serov District
            • Kola massif
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
          • Magnitogorsk
            • Sakhara District (Sakharinskii)
              • Sakhara massif
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.
          • Ufaley District (Ufalei District)
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.; Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., Bliss, J.D., and Moring, B.C., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world; database and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1058.
        • Orenburgskaya Oblast'
          • Orsk
            • Khalilovskii District
              • Khabarninskii massif
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.
          • Svetlyi
            • Buruktal District
              • Buruktal massif
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.
    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.
    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.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Lizard Peninsula
          • St Keverne
    Clay Minerals Bull. 32:241
    USA
     
    • Hawaii
      • Kauai Co.
    www.earthscape.org/r2/jg/jgvol108-508.html
    • Maine
      • Knox Co.
        • Thomaston
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.
        • Union
    Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:365-366
        • Warren
    Morrill & Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines & Minerals, Vol. 2
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex Co.
    Yale Peabody Museum no. 3545
    • Nevada
      • Nye Co.
    Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 30, p. 321-326
    • North Carolina
        • Cowee Valley
          • Ellijay District
            • Franklin
              • Corundum Hill
    F.A Genth and W.C Kerr (1881) Minerals and Mineral Localites of North Carolina,Geologic Survey,North Carolina
    Jan H.Bernard and Jaroslav Hyrsl ,2004,Minerals and their Localities, pg 322 G.W Brindley,David L.Bish, and Hsien-Ming Wan.,1977,The Nature of Kerolite, its relation to Talc and Stevensite:Mineral Mag.,41,443-452
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