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Houghite

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About HoughiteHide

Formula:
Mg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Name:
For Franklin B. Hough (1822-1885), American physician, scientist, historian, statistician, and pioneer of forestry.
A variety of Hydrotalcite

A variety of hydrotalcite derived from the alteration of spinel.


Chemical Properties of HoughiteHide

Formula:
Mg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Houghite associated with Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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 HoughiteHide

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Shepard (1851), American Journal of Science: 12: 210.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 654.

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Localities for HoughiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
USA
 
  • New York
Ford, 1932. Dana's Textbook of Mineralogy, 4th ed.
Ford, 1932. Dana's Textbook of Mineralogy, 4th ed.
 
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