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Nickelhexahydrite

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Formula:
(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Bluish-green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Dimorph of:

Classification of Nickelhexahydrite

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
29.6.8.4

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

25 : Sulphates
12 : Sulphates of Co and Ni

Physical Properties of Nickelhexahydrite

Vitreous
Colour:
Bluish-green
Hardness (Mohs):
2
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {010} less perfect on {100}

Optical Data of Nickelhexahydrite

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 Nickelhexahydrite

Formula:
(Ni,Mg,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
NiSO4 · 6H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Nickelhexahydrite

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 Volume:
V 1,729.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray 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 Nickelhexahydrite

Relationship of Nickelhexahydrite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Chvaleticeite(Mn,Mg)SO4 · 6H2O
FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)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.25Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)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
25.12.4Moorhouseite(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4 · 6H2O
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

Other Names for Nickelhexahydrite

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 Nickelhexahydrite

Reference List:
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

American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 529-530.

Mineralogical Magazine (1973): 39: 246.

Acta Crystallographica: C44:1486-1488.

Internet Links for Nickelhexahydrite

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Localities for Nickelhexahydrite

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.
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
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • 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
      • 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)
      • 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, 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
    • 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.
  • 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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