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Moorhouseite

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W. W. Moorhouse
Formula:
(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Hardness:
Name:
Named by John Leslie Jambor and R. W. Boyle in honor of Walter Wilson Moorhouse [November 30, 1913 Shetland, Ontario, Canada - February 26, 1969 Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Canadian geologist and professor of geology at University of Toronto.
Hexahydrite Group.

May occur as dehydration product of bieberite.


Classification of Moorhouseite

Approved
7.CB.25

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
C : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, with H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations
29.6.8.5

29 : HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
6 : AXO4·xH2O
25.12.4

25 : Sulphates
12 : Sulphates of Co and Ni

Physical Properties of Moorhouseite

Hardness (Mohs):

Optical Data of Moorhouseite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.470 nβ = 1.497 nγ = 1.497
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.027
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of Moorhouseite

Formula:
(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
CoSO4 · 6H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Moorhouseite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.04 Å, b = 7.23 Å, c = 24.3 Å
β = 98.34°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.389 : 1 : 3.361
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,745.26 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.01 (6)
5.85 (25)
5.57 (4)
5.45 (30)
5.09 (25)
4.97 (20)
4.93 (4)
4.85 (16)
4.54 (6)
4.38 (100)
4.14 (18)
4.02 (55)
3.88 (6)
3.62 (14)
3.58 (16)
3.46 (2)
3.45 (8)
3.37 (8)
3.30 (2)
3.18 (8)
3.10 (1)
3.08 (4)
3.04 (2)
3.02 (8)
3.01 (8)
2.95 (6)
2.933 (6)
2.920 (18)
2.898 (18)
2.874 (2)
2.847 (6)
2.826 (4)
2.788 (8)
2.771 (1)
2.754 (4)
2.720 (4)
2.704 (1)
2.685 (8)
2.674 (6)
2.599 (2)
2.585 (8)
2.560 (1)
2.546 (2)
2.513 (6)
2.506 (6)
2.488 (2)
2.464 (2)
2.422 (4)
2.342 (1)
2.326 (2)
2.312 (6)
2.294 (2)
2.284 (8)
2.270 (10)
2.229 (2)
2.209 (6)
2.192 (4)
2.159 (4)
2.146 (1)
2.136 (2)
2.130 (1)
2.108 (2)
2.079 (2)
2.068 (2)
2.061 (2)
2.046 (2)
2.013 (6)
2.000 (8)
1.993 (6)
1.980 (1)
1.970 (4)
1.958 (2)
1.949 (2)
1.935 (2)
1.930 (4)
a.916 (4)
1.904 (4)
1.894 (1)
1.889 (1)
1.879 (4)
Comments:
ICD 16-304

Type Occurrence of Moorhouseite

Relationship of Moorhouseite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2O
FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Nickelhexahydrite(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.05Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
7.CB.05GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
7.CB.05KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
7.CB.05Poitevinite(Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4 · H2O
7.CB.05SzmikiteMnSO4 · H2O
7.CB.05SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
7.CB.05CobaltkieseriteCoSO4 · H2O
7.CB.07SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2O
7.CB.10BonattiteCuSO4 · 3H2O
7.CB.15Aplowite(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15Boyleite(Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15Ilesite(Mn,Zn,Fe)SO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15DrobeciteCdSO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.15CranswickiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
7.CB.20ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
7.CB.20JôkokuiteMnSO4 · 5H2O
7.CB.20PentahydriteMgSO4 · 5H2O
7.CB.20SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
7.CB.25Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.25Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.25FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.25HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.25Nickelhexahydrite(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.30RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
7.CB.35BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.35BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.35MallarditeMnSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.35MelanteriteFeSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.35Zincmelanterite(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.35Alpersite(Mg,Cu)[SO4] · 7H2O
7.CB.40EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.40GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.40MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
7.CB.45AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
7.CB.45Meta-alunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 12H2O
7.CB.50AluminocoquimbiteFeAl(SO4)3 · 9H2O
7.CB.55CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
7.CB.55ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2O
7.CB.55Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
7.CB.60KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2O
7.CB.65QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
7.CB.70LauseniteFe2(SO4)3·5H2O
7.CB.75LishizheniteZnFe2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
7.CB.75RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
7.CB.80RansomiteCuFe2(SO4)4 · 6H2O
7.CB.85ApjohniteMn2+Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
7.CB.85BíliniteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 22H2O
7.CB.85Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
7.CB.85HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
7.CB.85PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
7.CB.85Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2O
7.CB.85Wupatkiite(Co,Mg,Ni)Al2(SO4)4·22H2O
7.CB.90MeridianiiteMgSO4 · 11H2O
25.12.1BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
25.12.2CobaltzippeiteCo(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2O
25.12.3Aplowite(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4 · 4H2O
25.12.5RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
25.12.6MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
25.12.7NickelblöditeNa2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2 · 4H2O
25.12.8Nickelboussingaultite(NH4)2Ni(SO4)2 · 6H2O
25.12.9NickelzippeiteNi2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10 · 16H2O
25.12.10Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
25.12.11Honessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
25.12.12Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
25.12.13Nickelhexahydrite(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O

Other Names for Moorhouseite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Moorhouseite

Reference List:
JAMBOR, J.L. & BOYLE, R.W. (1965): Moorhousite and aplowite, new cobalt minerals from Walton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 166-171. Abstraxted: American Mineralogist (1965): 50: 808.
ZALKIN, A., RUBEN, H. & TEMPLETON, D.H. (1962): The crystal structure of cobalt sulfate hexahydrate. Acta Crystallographica 15, 1219-1224.
Acta Crystallographica (1988): C44: 599.

Internet Links for Moorhouseite

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Localities for Moorhouseite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Hants Co.
      • Walton
JAMBOR, J.L. & BOYLE, R.W. (1965): Moorhousite and aplowite, new cobalt minerals from Walton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 166-171. ZALKIN, A., RUBEN, H. & TEMPLETON, D.H. (1962): The crystal structure of cobalt sulfate hexahydrate. Acta Crystallographica 15, 1219-1224. Transactions of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Mining Society of Nova Scotia , Volume 69 p398
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
          • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8)
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
http://www.mine-capgaronne.fr/site/Mineraux/ListeMineraux.html
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Alpirsbach
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
          • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Abtsteinach
        • Mackenheim
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
No reference listed
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
Skarpelis, N. and Argyraki, A. (2009): The geology and origin of supergene ores in Lavrion (Attica, Greece). Resource Geology, 59, 1-14.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
Gunnar Farber and Thomas Witzke (2010) Lapis, 35, #11, 35-36.
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Bortnikova, S. B., Bessonova, E. P., Gavrilenko, G. M., Vernikovskaya, I. V., Bortnikova, S. P., & Palchik, N. A. (2008). HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY OF THERMAL SOURCES, MUTNOVSKY VOLCANO, SOUTH KAMCHATKA (RUSSIA). In Proceedings of the 33rd workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, SGP-TR-185.
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Orenburgskaya Oblast'
E. Shcherbakova et al. : "The rarest Cobalt-Containing Sulfates from the South Ural, Russia", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Cameron District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 305.
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