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About NemaliteHide

From the Greek for "thread" in allusion to its structure.
A variety of Brucite

A fibrous variety of brucite said to contain FeO. Occurs in fibres or laths, usually elongated along [1010], but sometimes [1120].

Originally described from Castle Point, Hoboken, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA.

Chemical Properties of NemaliteHide


Other Language Names for NemaliteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Nemalite associated with BruciteMg(OH)2
2 photos of Nemalite associated with AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
2 photos of Nemalite associated with Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
1 photo of Nemalite associated with LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
1 photo of Nemalite associated with HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
1 photo of Nemalite associated with PyroauriteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

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 NemaliteHide

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Nuttall (1821), American Journal of Science: 4: 18.
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: 637.

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Localities for NemaliteHide

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.
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • Dundas mineral field
Rbottrill, 2015, Unpub. MRT report
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Carro
Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia
North Macedonia
  • Lipkovo
Vesnik Geol. Inst. Jugoslavije (1938), 6,
  • Trøndelag
    • Oppdal
      • Vinstradalen
        • Risberget
Witsø, Tor (1994): Oppdal. Et spennende geologisk område. Oppdal. 24 pp. Published by Fridtjov Witsø, Oppdal.
  • Košice Region
    • Gelnica Co.
      • Jaklovce (Jeckelsdorf)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • Alaska
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Shungnak Mining District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
      • Newbury
Essex Institute (1885): Report of the Annual Meeting Held Monday, May 18, 1885. [Description of field trip of Oct 13, 1884]
  • New Jersey
    • Hudson Co.
      • Hoboken
NJ State Geol. Ann. Rpt(1900):186; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p488.
  • New York
    • Putnam Co.
      • Town of Southeast
        • Brewster
Januzzi (1976) Mineral Localities of Connecticut & Southeastern New York State
    • Rockland Co.
      • Orangetown
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 87.
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