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Nickelaustinite

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Austin Flint Rogers
Formula:
CaNi(AsO4)(OH)
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
grass green, yellow-green
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Silky
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1987 by Fabian P. Cesbron, D. Ginderow, R. Giroud, P. Pellisson, and F. Pillard after Austin Flint Rogers (August 15, 1877 - March 10, 1957), American mineralogist at Stanford University, plus the NICKEL- prefix, in allusion to the dominance of Ni over Zn in the composition.
The Ni-analogue of Austinite and Cobaltaustinite.


Classification of Nickelaustinite

Approved
Approval Year:
1985
8.BH.35

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
H : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 = 1:1
41.5.1.7

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
20.10.11

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
10 : Arsenates of Co and Ni

Physical Properties of Nickelaustinite

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
grass green, yellow-green
Streak:
light green to white
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{110}
Density:
4.27 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Nickelaustinite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.770(2) nγ = 1.778(3)
Birefringence:
0.008
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
relatively strong
Optical Extinction:
Parallel
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic
Comments:
beta not determined

Chemical Properties of Nickelaustinite

Formula:
CaNi(AsO4)(OH)
IMA Formula:
CaNiAsO4(OH)
Common Impurities:
Mg,Cu,Co

Crystallography of Nickelaustinite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 21
Setting:
P21 21 21
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.455(3) Å, b = 8.955(3) Å, c = 5.916(2) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.832 : 1 : 0.661
Unit Cell V:
394.95 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.151 (90)
2.769 (90)
2.626 (100)
2.577 (80)
2.508 (80)
2.47 (50)
2.34 (50)
2.33 (50)
2.058 (70)
1.605 (90)
Comments:
Canadian Mineralogist 25: 401

Type Occurrence of Nickelaustinite

General Appearance of Type Material:
fibrous in radial aggregates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Cobalt-bearing hydrothermal deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Relationship of Nickelaustinite to other Species

Other Members of this group:
AdeliteCaMg(AsO4)(OH)
ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)
CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
GabrielsonitePbFe(AsO4)(OH)
GottlobiteCaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH)
HermannroseiteCaCu(PO4)(OH)
MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)
TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
VuagnatiteCaAl(SiO4)(OH)

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Wendwilsonite6 photos of Nickelaustinite associated with Wendwilsonite on mindat.org.
Erythrite1 photo of Nickelaustinite associated with Erythrite on mindat.org.
Roselite1 photo of Nickelaustinite associated with Roselite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

8.BH.05ThadeuiteCa(Mg,Fe2+)3(PO4)2(OH,F)2
8.BH.10DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)F
8.BH.10IsokiteCaMg(PO4)F
8.BH.10LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
8.BH.10MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)F
8.BH.10PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)
8.BH.10TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)F
8.BH.15DrugmanitePb2(Fe3+,Al)(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)2
8.BH.20Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
8.BH.20CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
8.BH.20KulaniteBa(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3
8.BH.20PenikisiteBa(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3
8.BH.20PerloffiteBa(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)3
8.BH.20JohntomaiteBaFe2+2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)3
8.BH.25Bertossaite(Li,Na)2(Ca,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)4(OH,F)4
8.BH.25Palermoite(Li,Na)2(Sr,Ca)Al4(PO4)4(OH)4
8.BH.30CarminitePbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
8.BH.30SewarditeCaFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
8.BH.35AdeliteCaMg(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35GabrielsonitePbFe(AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
8.BH.35GottlobiteCaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH)
8.BH.35HermannroseiteCaCu(PO4)(OH)
8.BH.40ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)
8.BH.40DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
8.BH.40MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
8.BH.40PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)
8.BH.45BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
8.BH.45VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
8.BH.50PaganoiteNiBi(AsO4)O
8.BH.55JagoweriteBaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
8.BH.60Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4
8.BH.65LeningraditePbCu3(VO4)2Cl

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

20.10.1ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
20.10.2CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
20.10.3RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
20.10.4β-RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
20.10.5WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
20.10.6Cobaltkoritnigite(Co,Zn)(HAsO4) · H2O
20.10.7AerugiteNi8.5(AsO4)2As5+O8
20.10.8XanthiositeNi3(AsO4)2
20.10.9AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
20.10.10SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)

41.5.1.1AdeliteCaMg(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.2ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.3AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.4DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.5GabrielsonitePbFe(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.6TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
41.5.1.8CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.9ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
41.5.1.11HermannroseiteCaCu(PO4)(OH)

Synonyms of Nickelaustinite

Other Language Names for Nickelaustinite

Fluorescence of Nickelaustinite

Not fluorescent.

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 Nickelaustinite

Reference List:
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Cesbron, F.P., D. Ginderow, R. Giraud, P. Pelisson, and F. Pillard (1987) La nickelaustinite Ca(Ni, Zn)(AsO4)(OH): nouvelle esp`ece min´erale du district cobalto-nickelif`ere de Bou-Azzer, Maroc. Canadian Mineralogist: 25: 401–407 (in French with English abstract).
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 930 (abstract), 936.

Internet Links for Nickelaustinite

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Localities for Nickelaustinite

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
 
  • South Australia
    • Olary Province
      • Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta)
Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
Wendel, W. & Markl, G. (1999): Lavrion: Mineralogische Klassiker und Raritäten für Sammler. Lapis, 24 (7-8), 34-52.
Morocco (TL)
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
S. Weiß: Lapis 31(7/8), 72-73 (2006)
          • Aït Ahmane
Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
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