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Gaspéite

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Formula:
Ni(CO3)
Colour:
Light green
Lustre:
Vitreous, Dull
Hardness:
4½ - 5
Specific Gravity:
3.71
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Member of:
Name:
After the type locality: Gaspé Peninsula, Lemieux Township, Gaspé-Ouest Co., Québec, Canada
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Classification of GaspéiteHide

Approved
5.AB.05

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
B : Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates
14.1.1.8

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
1 : A(XO3)
11.14.9

11 : Carbonates
14 : Carbonates of Co and Ni

Physical Properties of GaspéiteHide

Vitreous, Dull
Colour:
Light green
Streak:
Green, yellow
Hardness:
4½ - 5 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Good {1011}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
3.71(1) g/cm3 (Measured)    3.748 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of GaspéiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.830 nε = 1.610
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.220
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of GaspéiteHide

Formula:
Ni(CO3)
IMA Formula:
NiCO3

Crystallography of GaspéiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.621 Å, c = 14.93 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.231
Unit Cell V:
276.10 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of GaspéiteHide

Synonyms of GaspéiteHide

Other Language Names for GaspéiteHide

German:Gaspéit
Spanish:Gaspéita

Relationship of Gaspéite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
Cobaltoan calcite-spherocobaltiteCobaltoan dolomite and cobaltoan calcite are frequently mislabeled as spherocobaltite.
MagnesiteMgCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
RhodochrositeMnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
SideriteFeCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Gillardite22 photos of Gaspéite associated with Gillardite on mindat.org.
Widgiemoolthalite6 photos of Gaspéite associated with Widgiemoolthalite on mindat.org.
Maucherite5 photos of Gaspéite associated with Maucherite on mindat.org.
Gypsum5 photos of Gaspéite associated with Gypsum on mindat.org.
Pecoraite5 photos of Gaspéite associated with Pecoraite on mindat.org.
Nullaginite5 photos of Gaspéite associated with Nullaginite on mindat.org.
Annabergite4 photos of Gaspéite associated with Annabergite on mindat.org.
Kambaldaite4 photos of Gaspéite associated with Kambaldaite on mindat.org.
Glaukosphaerite3 photos of Gaspéite associated with Glaukosphaerite on mindat.org.
Hydrohonessite3 photos of Gaspéite associated with Hydrohonessite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AB.05CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05MagnesiteMgCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.AB.05RhodochrositeMnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SideriteFeCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.10AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10KutnohoriteCa(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10MinrecorditeCaZn(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.15AragoniteCaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15StrontianiteSrCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15WitheriteBaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.20VateriteCaCO3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.AB.25HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.30NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.35AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Tric.
5.AB.40OlekminskiteSr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2Trig.
5.AB.40ParalstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Trig.
5.AB.45BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.AB.50Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2Orth. mm2
5.AB.55BenstoniteBa6Ca6Mg(CO3)13Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.60JuangodoyiteNa2Cu(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

14.1.1.1CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.2MagnesiteMgCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.3SideriteFeCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.4RhodochrositeMnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.5SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.6SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
14.1.1.7OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.14.1SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
11.14.2Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2Tric.
11.14.3NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2Mon.
11.14.4HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
11.14.5OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
11.14.6ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?Iso.
11.14.7KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2OHex.
11.14.8Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
11.14.10ReevesiteNi6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OTrig.
11.14.11ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
11.14.12SzymańskiiteHg16(Ni,Mg)6(CO3)12(OH)12(H3O)8•3H2OHex.

Other InformationHide

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 GaspéiteHide

Reference List:
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KOHLS, D.W. & RODDA, J.L. (1966): Gaspéite, (Ni,Mg,Fe)(CO3), a new carbonate from the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. American Mineralogist 51, 677-684.
PERTLIK, F. (1986): Structures of hydrothermally synthesized cobalt (II) carbonate and nickel (II) carbonate. Acta Crystallographica C42, 4-5.
Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America: 11.
Anthony, J.W. et al (2003): Handbook of Mineralogy, vol 5, 239. [http://rruff.info/doclib/hom/gaspeite.pdf]

Internet Links for GaspéiteHide

Localities for GaspéiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Waratah-Wynyard municipality
      • Heazlewood district
Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
    • West Coast municipality
      • Trial Harbour district
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 1l pp.26-32 (1973)
        • Kambalda Nickel mines
          • Juan complex
AM 70 (1985), 419; Mineralogical Magazine 1981 44 : 333-337.; Fetherston, J. M., Stocklmayer, S. M. and Stocklmayer, V. C. (2013): Gemstones of Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 306 pp.
      • Widgiemooltha
Am.Min.: 78: 819-821.; Nickel E H, Robinson B W, Mumme W G (1993) Widgiemoolthalite: the new Ni analogue of hydromagnesite from Western Australia. American Mineralogist 78, 819-821; Clissold, M. E. (2007) Aspects of the Supergene Geochemistry of Copper, Nickel and Bismuth. PhD Thesis University of Sydney, Australia 162pp.
Jim Daly collection; Fetherston, J. M., Stocklmayer, S. M. and Stocklmayer, V. C. (2013): Gemstones of Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 306 pp.
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Nullagine
Nickel, E. H.; Hallbert, J. A.; Halligan, R. (1979): Unusual nickel mineralization at Nullagine, Western Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 26, 61-71.
    • Leonora Shire
      • Leinster
E. H. Nickel, E.H. et al. (1977) Eardleyite as a product of the supergene alteration of nickel sulfides in Western Australia. American Mineralogist; June 1977; v. 62; no. 5-6; p. 449-457
    • Menzies Shire
      • Menangina Station
Min Mag (1979) 43, 97-98; Matthew J. Sciberras, Peter Leverett, Peter A. Williams, David E. Hibbs, Peter J. Downes, Mark D. Welch and Anthony R. Kampf (2013) Paratacamite-(Ni,Cu3(Ni,Cu)Cl2(OH)6, a new mineral from the Carr Boyd Rocks mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 17:39-44
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
  • Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Sarajevo Canton
      • Vareš
Bermanec, V., Sijaric, G., Kniewald, G., and Mandarino, J.A. (2000): The Canadian Mineralogist 38, 1371-1376.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
      • La Haute-Gaspésie RCM
        • Mont-Albert
KOHLS, D.W. & RODDA, J.L. (1966): Gaspéite, (Ni,Mg,Fe)(CO3), a new carbonate from the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. American Mineralogist 51, 677-684.
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Richelsdorf District
      • Nentershausen
        • Süß
          • Richelsdorf Smelter
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1992
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
No reference listed
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Iglesias
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Ref. Cadorni E, Forti P., Perna G. (1986) - La gaspeite magnesifera della miniera di S. Benedetto (CA) - Riv. Miner. Ital., Milano, fasc. 2, 1986, pp. 62-67
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Aichi prefecture
        • Shinshiro city
Matsubara, S. and Kato A. (1993) Jour. Japan Ass. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 88(11), 515-524 (in japanese).
Kazakhstan
 
  • Aktobe Province (Aqtöbe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast')
    • Urals
P.M. Kartashov data
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
    • Vhembe District
Minerals of South Africa
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa.
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Ehlanzeni District
      • Barberton
        • Bon Accord
Am. Min. 61, 502 (1976)
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Priorat
        • Bellmunt del Priorat
Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Tanzania
 
  • Dodoma Region
Graetsch, H. A. (2011): Microstructure and origin of colour of chrysoprase from Haneti (Tanzania). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 188, 111-117.
USA
 
  • Pennsylvania
    • Lancaster Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
        • Fulton Township
Garcia-Guinea, J., La Iglesia, A., Crespo-Feo, E., González del Tanago, J., Correcher, V. (2014): The status of zaratite; investigation of the type specimen from Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 25: 995-1004.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Midlands
    • Gweru District (Gwelo District)
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 17, pp.337-349 (1979)
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