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Jamborite

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About JamboriteHide

John L. Jambor
Formula:
Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
where [x≤1/3; n≤(1-x)]

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named in 1973 by Noris Morandi and Giorgio Dalrio in honor of John Leslie Jambor [1936 - January 18, 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada], Canadian mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa and CANMET, Ottawa, (1960-1993), Professor of Mineralogy (1994-2000), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, and co-editor of the Canadian Mineralogist (1975-1977). Jambor is one of the most prolific investigators of Canadian type minerals, who described or participated in the description of 31 new species.
As part of the recent re-evaluation of the nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup (Mills et al., 2012), jamborite was identified as a questionable species which needs further investigation. Subsequently it was redefined in 2014 as a valid species (IMA 14-E). Jamborite lies outside the hydrotalcite supergroup as defined by Mills et al. (2012).

NOTE:
Jamborite is a redefined mineral species, and what has been refered to as jamborite in the litterature pre-2015 may not longer fit into the redefinition. Andrew G. Christy comments on this at the messageboard [See: http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,6,55404,393341#msg-393341] : "1. Jamborite is a valid mineral species, but rather different from the original description. It is a basic sulfate with a layered structure that is not quite a member of the hydrotalcite supergroup, but bears close resemblances to those minerals and also to mooreite, etc. There is no sulfide in it, but in addition to Ni2+, there is a small amount of a trivalent cation which appears to be Co3+; the need for relatively high Co and low Fe probably explains the rarity of the species. 2. Most green coatings on millerite are probably hydrohonessite; honessite appears to be rarer, and hydrates readily to hydrohonessite".


Classification of JamboriteHide

Approved
Notes:
Redefined by the IMA
Approval History:
Redefined BY IMA 2014 as a valid species (IMA 14-E).
4.FL.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
L : Hydroxides with H2O +- (OH); sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
6.3.8.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.22.4

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
22 : Oxides of Ni

Optical Data of JamboriteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.607 nε = 1.602
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of JamboriteHide

Formula:
Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O

where [x≤1/3; n≤(1-x)]

IMA Formula:
Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O [x ≤ 1/3 n; ≤ (1-x)]

Crystallography of JamboriteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Setting:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.068 Å, c = 23.298 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 7.594
Unit Cell V:
189.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Comment:
Data from Bindi et al. (2015)

Type Occurrence of JamboriteHide

Synonyms of JamboriteHide

Other Language Names for JamboriteHide

German:Jamborit
Spanish:Jamborita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Millerite14 photos of Jamborite associated with Millerite on mindat.org.
Quartz7 photos of Jamborite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Dolomite5 photos of Jamborite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Calcite3 photos of Jamborite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite2 photos of Jamborite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Baryte2 photos of Jamborite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Galena1 photo of Jamborite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Jamborite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Vaesite1 photo of Jamborite associated with Vaesite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FL.TrébeurdeniteFe2+2Fe3+4O2(OH)10CO3·3H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05WoodalliteMg6Cr2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig.
4.FL.05IowaiteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05MuskoxiteMg7Fe4O13 · 10H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.FL.05FougèriteFe2+4Fe3+2(OH)12[CO3]·3H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.10HydrocalumiteCa4Al2(OH)12(Cl,CO3,OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
4.FL.15KuzeliteCa4Al2(OH)12[SO4] · 6H2OTrig.
4.FL.20Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20Jianshuiite(Mg,Mn,Ca)Mn3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.25WoodruffiteZn2+x/2(Mn4+1-xMn3+x)O2·yH2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.30Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2OHex.
4.FL.35BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
4.FL.40Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
4.FL.40Takanelite(Mn,Ca)Mn4O9 · H2OHex.
4.FL.45Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.55CianciulliiteMn(Mg,Mn)2Zn2(OH)10 · 2-4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.60JenseniteCu3[TeO6] · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
4.FL.65LeisingiteCuMg2Te6+O6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
4.FL.70Akdalaite5Al2O3 · H2OHex.
4.FL.75CafetiteCaTi2O5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.FL.80MouriteUMo5O12(OH)10Mon.
4.FL.85DeloryiteCu4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.22.1BunseniteNiOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.22.3TheophrastiteNi(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
7.22.5TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig.
7.22.6TrevoriteNi2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.22.7Nichromite(Ni,Co,Fe)(Cr,Fe,Al)2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

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 JamboriteHide

Reference List:
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Glemser O, Einerhand J (1950) Die struktur höherer nickelhydroxyde. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 261, 43-51
MORANDI, N. & DALRIO, G. (1973): Jamborite, a new nickel hydroxide mineral from the northern Apennines, Italy. American Mineralogist 58, 835-839.
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. http://rruff.info/rruff_1.0/uploads/MM76_1289.pdf
Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2014) IMA Commission on new minerals, nomenclature and classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 21. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2014. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 797-804 http://rruff.info/rruff_1.0/uploads/MM78_797.pdf
Bindi, L., Christy, A.G., Mills, S.J., Ciriotti, M.E., Bittarello, E. (2015): New compositional and structural data validate the status of jamborite. Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 791-802
Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology. American Mineralogist 102, 108-116

Internet Links for JamboriteHide

Localities for JamboriteHide

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.
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Bologna Province
      • Camugnano
        • Burzanella
          • Rio di Mozzana
Marco Albertazzi Collection
      • Grizzana Morandi
MORANDI, N. & DALRIO, G. (1973): Jamborite, a new nickel hydroxide mineral from the northern Apennines, Italy. American Mineralogist 58, 835-839
      • Reno Valley
        • Gaggio Montano
Morandi, N., Dalrio, G. (1973) Jamborite: A new nickel hydroxide mineral from the Northern Apennines, Italy, American Mineralogist, 58, 835-839; De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.; Dalrio, G. (1980) Mineralogia del bolognese. Officine Grafiche Cacciari, Bologna, 120 pp.; 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, 286 pp.
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, 286 pp.
        • Monterenzio
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, 286 pp.
          • San Clemente
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, 286 pp.
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, 286 pp.
Personally collected from the founder of the mineralized zone; 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, 286 pp.
    • Modena Province
      • Montese
        • Castelluccio di Moscheda
MORANDI, N. & DALRIO, G. (1973): Jamborite, a new nickel hydroxide mineral from the northern Apennines, Italy. American Mineralogist 58, 835-839Dalrio G. - I Minerali di sasso delle Lucine, (Modena) - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, vol. 4 - 1982 - Milano
      • Panaro Valley
        • Sestola
          • Vesale
Bindi L., Christy A.G., Mills S.J., Ciriotti M.E., Bittarello E. (2015) New compositional and structural data validate the status of jamborite. Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 791-802.
    • Piacenza Province
      • Nure Valley
        • Farini
Baldizzone, G. (2008): I minerali del piacentino – come riconoscerli dove trovarli. Stampa Tipolito Farnese, Piacenza, 113 pp.
      • Trebbia Valley
        • Coli
Agliuzza F., Esposito M., Odicino G. (2014): Siti d’interesse mineralogico (noti e meno noti) in Alta Val Trebbia. Parte Seconda: Zibaldone di località piacentine. Prie, 10, 11-29.
        • Corte Brugnatella
Agliuzza F., Esposito M., Odicino G. (2014): Siti d’interesse mineralogico (noti e meno noti) in Alta Val Trebbia. Parte Seconda: Zibaldone di località piacentine. Prie, 10, 11-29.
          • Marsaglia
Esposito M., Odicino G. (2012): Storia di un'idrotermalite a Marsaglia in Val Trebbia. Prie, 8, 2, 41-45.
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Rovegno
Analyses of Anthony Kampf of Natural History museum of Los Angeles - U.S.A.
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Florence Province
      • Firenzuola
Rolf Luetcke
      • Gambassi Terme
        • Il Castagno
· Betti, C., Bazzoni, C., Bernocchi, M., Pagani, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Bittarello, E., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C. (2017): Poggio del Cornocchio e dintorni (Firenze - Pisa - Siena): storia, miniere e minerali di una zona poco conosciuta. Micro, 15, 1, 2-43.
      • Greve in Chianti
        • Strada in Chianti
Bonechi M., 1994. La cava di Meleto ed i suoi minerali. Riv. Min. Ital., 17: 123-130.
    • Livorno Province
      • Livorno
Giuliano Bettini Collection
      • Rosignano Marittimo
Silvana Cosmi Collection
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Ponte Stazzemese
Orlandi P., Dini A., 2004. Die Mineralien der Buca della Vena-Mine, Apuaner Berge, Toskana (Italien). Lapis, 1: 11-24
    • Pisa Province
      • Volterra
· Orlandi P., (2005): "Geositi minerari e mineralogici della provincia di Pisa" in La geologia della provincia di Pisa. Cartografia, geositi e banche dati, pp. 55-280, Provincia di Pisa, 2005. · Betti, C., Bazzoni, C., Bernocchi, M., Pagani, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Bittarello, E., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C. (2017): Poggio del Cornocchio e dintorni (Firenze - Pisa - Siena): storia, miniere e minerali di una zona poco conosciuta. Micro, 15, 1, 2-43.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Menchetti, S., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C., Borselli, G., Brogi, A., Ceccantini, L., Fassina, B., Marchesini, M., Rossellini, A. & Ruggieri, G. (2015): Le Cetine di Cotorniano. Miniera e minerali. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 354 p.
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).
Portugal
 
  • Aveiro District
    • Albergaria-a-Velha
      • Branca
Marques de Sá, J. & Leal Gomes, C. (2010): Les mines de cuivre et nickel de Palhal et Telhadela, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 92, 36-47.
Romania
 
  • Mehedinti Co.
    • Almas Mts
Gábor Koller
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
 
  • Aragón
    • Teruel
      • Lanzuela
Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza. 463 pags.
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Priorat
        • Bellmunt del Priorat
Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Jordi Fabre
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Trefeirig
        • Ponterwyd
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
S Rust collection
    • Rhondda-Cynon-Taff
      • Coed Ely
R.O. Meyer collection
USA
 
  • Indiana
    • Monroe Co.
      • Harrodsburg
Mineral News (1993) 9:6 pp. 1,5
  • Kentucky
    • Lincoln Co.
Rocks & Minerals Vol. 70, No. 4, p.256
Mineralogical Record, v. 28, n. 6, 1997 ; Rocks & Minerals 81:420-440
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