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Nickelhexahydrite

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About NickelhexahydriteHide

Formula:
(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Colour:
Bluish-green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for its relation to hexahydrite and ferrohexahydrite, and for its nickel content.
Dimorph of:

Classification of NickelhexahydriteHide

Approved
First Published:
1965
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
29.6.8.4

29 : HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
6 : AXO4·xH2O
25.12.13

25 : Sulphates
12 : Sulphates of Co and Ni

Pronounciation of NickelhexahydriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of NickelhexahydriteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Bluish-green
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {010} less perfect on {100}

Optical Data of NickelhexahydriteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.469 - 1.470 nγ = 1.493 - 1.494
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
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 NickelhexahydriteHide

Formula:
(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
Ni(SO4) · 6H2O

Crystallography of NickelhexahydriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.97 Å, b = 7.24 Å, c = 24.23 Å
β = 98.6°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.377 : 1 : 3.347
Unit Cell V:
1,729.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.35 (100)
2.89 (90)
1.994 (80)
3.98 (80)
1.856 (70)
2.27 (60)

Type Occurrence of NickelhexahydriteHide

Reference:
Oleinikov, B.V., Shvartsev, S.L., Mandrikova, N.T., Oleinikova, N.N. (1965) Nickelhexahydrite, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 94(5): 534-547.

Other Language Names for NickelhexahydriteHide

Relationship of Nickelhexahydrite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Retgersite4 photos of Nickelhexahydrite associated with Retgersite on mindat.org.
Vajdakite2 photos of Nickelhexahydrite associated with Vajdakite on mindat.org.
Morenosite1 photo of Nickelhexahydrite associated with Morenosite on mindat.org.
Pennine1 photo of Nickelhexahydrite associated with Pennine on mindat.org.
Chalcostibite1 photo of Nickelhexahydrite associated with Chalcostibite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.CB.05Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.05GunningiteZnSO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.05KieseriteMgSO4 · H2OMon. 2/m
7.CB.05Poitevinite(Cu,Fe)SO4 · H2OTric.
7.CB.05SzmikiteMnSO4 · H2OMon.
7.CB.05SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.05CobaltkieseriteCoSO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.07SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.CB.10BonattiteCuSO4 · 3H2OMon.
7.CB.15Aplowite(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
7.CB.15Boyleite(Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.15Ilesite(Mn,Zn,Fe)SO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
7.CB.15RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.15StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.15DrobeciteCdSO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.CB.15CranswickiteMgSO4 · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
7.CB.20ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.CB.20JôkokuiteMnSO4 · 5H2OTric.
7.CB.20PentahydriteMgSO4 · 5H2OTric.
7.CB.20SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2OTric.
7.CB.25Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
7.CB.25Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.25FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.CB.25HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
7.CB.25Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2OMon.
7.CB.30RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
7.CB.35BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
7.CB.35BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2OMon.
7.CB.35MallarditeMnSO4 · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
7.CB.35MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.35Zincmelanterite(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4 · 7H2OMon.
7.CB.35Alpersite(Mg,Cu)[SO4] · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.40EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.CB.40GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.CB.40MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.CB.45AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2OTric. 1
7.CB.45Meta-alunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 12H2O
7.CB.50AluminocoquimbiteFeAl(SO4)3 · 9H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1c
7.CB.55CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1c
7.CB.55ParacoquimbiteFe2(SO4)3 · 9H2OTrig. 3 : R3
7.CB.55Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.CB.60KorneliteFe2(SO4)3 · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.CB.65QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.CB.70LauseniteFe2(SO4)3·5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.CB.75LishizheniteZnFe2(SO4)4 · 14H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.CB.75RömeriteFe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.CB.80RansomiteCuFe2(SO4)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.85ApjohniteMn2+Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon.
7.CB.85BíliniteFe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.85Dietrichite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.85HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon. 2 : P2
7.CB.85PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.CB.85Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2OMon.
7.CB.85Wupatkiite(Co,Mg,Ni)Al2(SO4)4·22H2OMon.
7.CB.90MeridianiiteMgSO4 · 11H2OTric. 1 : P1

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

29.6.8.1HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
29.6.8.2Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
29.6.8.3FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
29.6.8.5Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2OMon.
29.6.8.6Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.12.1BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
25.12.2CobaltzippeiteCo(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
25.12.3Aplowite(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
25.12.4Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2OMon.
25.12.5RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
25.12.6MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
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 Mon.
25.12.10Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
25.12.11Honessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
25.12.12Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.

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 NickelhexahydriteHide

Reference List:
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Oleinikov, B.V., Shvartsev, S.L., Mandrikova, N.T., Oleinikova, N.N. (1965) Nickelhexahydrite, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 94(5): 534-547.
Fleischer, M. (1966) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 51: 529-534.
International Mineralogical Association (1968) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 36: 1143-1145.
Nawaz, R. (1973) Nickel-Hexahydrite from Tasmania, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine: 39: 246-247.
Gerkin, R.E., Reppart, W.J. (1988) Structure of monoclinic nickel(II) sulfate hexahydrate. Acta Crystallographica: C44: 1486-1488.
Angel, R.J., Finger, L.W. (1988) Polymorphism of nickel sulfate hexahydrate. Acta Crystallographica: C44: 1869-1873.

Internet Links for NickelhexahydriteHide

Localities for NickelhexahydriteHide

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
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Widgiemooltha
Judy Rowe Collection
Peter Eliott
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
            • St Gertraudi
Lapis 19(7/8):13-78 (1994)
      • Zillertal
        • Zemmgrund
          • Ochsner-Rotkopf massif
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
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
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Denison Township
Reiner Mielke
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
Sejkora, J. & Plasil, J. (2009): Mineralien aus dem Uranrevier Horni Slavkov. Lapis 34 (7-8), 63-67; 70 (in German).
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
        • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 52; Sehrig, M. & Dietel, J. (2011): Silber, Uran, Arsen und Heilquellen: Auf Mineraliensuche in Jáchymov, einem der ältesten Bergwerke der Welt. Lapis 36 (7-8), 67-71; 86.
Finland
 
  • Northern Finland Region
    • Sotkamo
Karup-Moeller , S. 1973. nickelhexahydrite from Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 45, 155-158.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • St Blasien
        • Horbach
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Hesse
    • Richelsdorf District
      • Nentershausen
        • Süß
          • Richelsdorf Smelter
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Lautenthal
        • Wolfshagen
No reference listed
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Hilchenbach
        • Müsen
Reinhardt, M. (2010): Die Mineralien der Grube Wildermann bei Müsen im Siegerland. Lapis 35 (11), 13-28; 54
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004; SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
  • Saxony
    • Oberlausitz
      • Sohland an der Spree
T. Witzke & T. Giesler (1997): Neufunde aus Sachsen (VI): Churchit-(Y), Cyrilovit, Faustit, Kidwellit, Meurigit und Nickelhexahydrit aus der Lausitz.- Lapis 22, 9, 36-38
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium; Lavreotiki Municipality)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Sounion area
          • Sounion Mines
Lapis, 24, 7/8 (1999)
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Valtournanche Valley
      • Valtournanche
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Tiglieto
Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia.
Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Chiesa in Valmalenco
SEM-EDAX, Paolo Gentile, Milano Bicocca University 2010
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
        • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
Brizzi, G., Olmi, F., Sabelli, C. (1994): Gli arseniati di Pira Inferida, Gonnofanadiga (CA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 17, 3 (3-1994), 193-206.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki region
      • Mie Prefecture
        • Toba City
Sanko-Gakkai Koen-Yoshi 27 (1989)
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
Selbekk R.S. (2010): Norges mineraler. En revidert utgave av Norges mineraler (Neumann 1985). Tapir-NGU-NHM. 552p, p. 236
  • Hordaland
    • Osterøy
      • Hosanger nickel deposits
Bergen Museum, Norway collection
  • Nordland
    • Ballangen
      • Råna
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 109
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Krai
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
              • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Oleinikov B V, Shvartsev S L, Mandrikova N T, Oleinikova N N (1965) Nickelhexahydrite, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 94, issue 5, 534-547
  • 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.
  • North-Western Region
    • Ryazanskaya Oblast'
      • Kasimov District
Chukanov N V, Pekov I V, Levitskaya L A, Zadov A E (2009) Droninoite, Ni3Fe3+Cl(OH)8·2H2O, a new hydrotalcite-group mineral species from the weathered Dronino meteorite. Geology of Ore Deposits 51, 767-773
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Magnitogorsk
          • Sakhara District (Sakharinskii)
            • Sakhara massif
Talovina, I.V., Lazarenkov, V.G., Ryzhkova, S.O., Ugol'kov, V.L., and Vorontsova, N.I. (2008): Lithology and Mineral Resources 43(6), 588-595.
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Poschiavo Valley
      • Poschiavo (Puschlav)
        • Selva
Romani E. (2000): Andar per cristalli - Tesori nascosti. Centro studi del Museo mineralogico naturalistico di Bormio, 151 p.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Vissoie
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
    • Zermatt - Saas Fee area
      • Matt Valley
        • Zermatt
          • Findel glacier (Findeln glacier; Findelen glacier) area
Christian Bracke Collection
          • Gorner glacier area
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 282.
Christian Bracke Collection
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 282.
      • Saas Valley
        • Saas-Fee
          • Fee Glacier
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 282.
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Caerphilly
      • Llanbradach
Prof P. Williams - unpublished data
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