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Goro mine, Yaté Commune, Southern Province, New Caledonia, Francei
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Goro mineMine
Yaté CommuneCommune
Southern ProvinceProvince
New CaledoniaSpecial Collectivity
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 15' South , 167° 0' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Yaté-Barrage1,871 (2018)16.4km
Mont-Dore24,680 (2017)44.6km
Owned/operated by:
Vale SA (80.5%)


Lateritic plateau on ultramafic rocks.
Modern Ni-Co open pit mine and historical Fe mine (Japanese).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483; Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483; Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
'Garnierite'
Reference: 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.
Gedrite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: 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.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.; 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: 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.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
'Kerolite'
Formula: (Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: 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.
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: 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.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: C Gineste
Népouite
Formula: (Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: 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.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Pimelite'
Formula: Ni3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
Reference: 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: C Gineste; 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. ; Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: 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. ; Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.; 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.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Dublet, G., Juillot, F., Morin, G., Fritsch, E., Noel, V., Brest, J., & Brown, G. E. (2014). XAS evidence for Ni sequestration by siderite in a lateritic Ni-deposit from New Caledonia. American Mineralogist, 99(1), 225-234.
Willemseite
Formula: Ni3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C., (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Asbolane4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Maghemite4.BB.15(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Gedrite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Népouite9.ED.15(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Willemseite9.EC.05Ni3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnierite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Kerolite'-(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Pimelite'-Ni3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Maghemite4.3.7.1(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Miscellaneous
Asbolane6.4.9.1(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Gedrite66.1.2.5☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Népouite71.1.2b.3(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Willemseite71.2.1.4Ni3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
'Pimelite'71.3.1b.5Ni3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnierite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Kerolite'-(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H Kerolite(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
H PimeliteNi3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
H Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H WillemseiteNi3Si4O10(OH)2
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O SideriteFeCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Kerolite(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
O PimeliteNi3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
O Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O WillemseiteNi3Si4O10(OH)2
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Kerolite(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
Mg Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Kerolite(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
Si PimeliteNi3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
Si Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si WillemseiteNi3Si4O10(OH)2
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
CoCobalt
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Kerolite(Mg,Ni)3Si4O10(OH)2 · nH2O (n ~ 1)
Ni PimeliteNi3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
Ni Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni WillemseiteNi3Si4O10(OH)2
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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Wells, M.A., Ramanaidou, E.R., Verral, M., and Tessarolo, C. (2009) Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of “garnierites” in the Goro lateritic nickel deposit, New Caledonia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, p.467-483.

External Links

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]

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