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Nickenichite

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Formula:
Na0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3
Colour:
Bright blue to gray blue.
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
4.06 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named by M. Auernhammer, H. Effenberger, G. Hentschel, Th. Reinecke, and E. Tillmanns in 1993 for the type locality at Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel), Eich, Andernach, Eifel Mts, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
This page provides mineralogical data about Nickenichite.


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Classification of NickenichiteHide

Approved
8.AC.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
Dana 7th ed.:
38.2.7.3
38.2.3.9

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
2 : (AB)5(XO4)3

Physical Properties of NickenichiteHide

Sub-Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Bright blue to gray blue.
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
{010} perfect; {100} and {10-1} good.
Density:
4.06 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NickenichiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.714 nβ = 1.744 nγ = 1.783
2V:
Measured: 60° to 84°, Calculated: 86°
Birefringence:
0.069
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.069
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
weak
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of NickenichiteHide

Formula:
Na0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3
IMA Formula:
(Na,Ca,Cu)1.6(Mg,Fe3+,Al)3(AsO4)3
Common Impurities:
K,Mn,P

Crystallography of NickenichiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Setting:
C2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.882 Å, b = 12.76 Å, c = 6.647 Å
β = 112.81°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.931 : 1 : 0.521
Unit Cell V:
928.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Comment:
TMPM 48:153 (1993) structure.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.35 (40)
4.06 (50)
3.56 (40)
3.53 (40)
3.20 (60)
3.07 (40)
2.74 (100)
2.61 (40)
Comments:
TMPM 48:153 (1993)

Type Occurrence of NickenichiteHide

Synonyms of NickenichiteHide

Other Language Names for NickenichiteHide

Relationship of Nickenichite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
Alluaudite-Ca□4Ca4Mn2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Alluaudite-Na□4Na4Mn2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Arseniopleite(Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : P2/b
BadaloviteNa2Mg2Fe(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
CalciojohilleriteNaCaMg3(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
CanutiteNaMn3[AsO4][AsO3(OH)]2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
ErikapohliteCu3(Zn,Cu,Mg)4Ca2(AsO4)6·2H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
Ferroalluaudite-NaNaNa4Na4Fe2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Hagendorfite-(Na)(Na)Fe2+Mn2+(PO4)-(Na)(Na)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
HatertiteNa2(Ca,Na)(Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
KeyiteCu2+3Zn4Cd2(AsO4)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
MagnesiocanutiteNaMnMg2[AsO4]2[AsO2(OH)2]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Magnesiohatertite(Na,Ca)2Ca(Mg,Fe3+)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30Mon. m : Pb
O'DanieliteNa(Zn,Mg)3H2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
YazganiteNaFe3+2(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
ZhanghuifeniteNa3Mn4Mg2Al(PO4)6Mon. 2/m
ZincobradaczekiteNaZn2Cu2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Vanadinite13 photos of Nickenichite associated with Vanadinite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AC.WopmayiteCa6Na3□Mn(PO4)3(PO3OH)4 Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.05HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.10Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10Arseniopleite(Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AC.10Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.10Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
8.AC.10HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10YazganiteNaFe3+2(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.15BobfergusoniteNa2Mn5FeAl(PO4)6Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AC.15Ferrowyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15QingheiiteNaMn3+Mg(Al,Fe3+)(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Rosemaryite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Wyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.15Ferrorosemaryite◻NaFe2+Fe3+Al(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.15Qingheiite-(Fe2+)Na2Fe2+MgAl(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AC.18ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30Mon. m : Pb
8.AC.20MarićiteNaFe2+(PO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
8.AC.25Berzeliite(NaCa2)Mg2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25ManganberzeliiteNaCa2Mn2+2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25SchäferiteCa2NaMg2(VO4)3Iso.
8.AC.30BrianiteNa2CaMg(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.35Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2Orth. mm2 : Pca21
8.AC.40Olgite(Sr,Ba)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.AC.40Bario-olgite(Ba,Sr)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2 · Trig. 3 : P3
8.AC.45StrontiowhitlockiteSr9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3m
8.AC.45TuiteCa3(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.AC.45FerromerrilliteCa9NaFe2+(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45BobdownsiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(PO3F)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.50Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36Trig.
8.AC.50Galileiite{Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe2+4Na4}{Fe2+43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50XenophylliteNa4Fe2+7(PO4)6Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.55HarrisoniteCa(Fe2+,Mg)6(PO4)2(SiO4)2Trig.
8.AC.60KosnariteKZr2(PO4)3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.AC.65Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.70StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6Mon.
8.AC.75RonneburgiteK2MnV4O12Mon. 2/m
8.AC.80Tillmannsite(Ag3Hg)(VO4,AsO4)Tet. 4 : I4
8.AC.85FilatoviteK(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8Mon. 2/m

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

38.2.3.1FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
38.2.3.2HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
38.2.3.3VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
38.2.3.4Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
38.2.3.5Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
38.2.3.6Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
38.2.3.8JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Fluorescence of NickenichiteHide

Not fluorescent.

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 NickenichiteHide

Reference List:
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Auernhammer, M., Effenberger, H., Hentschel, G., Reinecke, Th. and Tillmanns, E. (1993): Nickenichite, a new arsenate from the Eifel, Germany. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48, 153-166.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Internet Links for NickenichiteHide

Localities for NickenichiteHide

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.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Andernach
        • Nickenich
          • Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel)
Auerhammer, M., Effenberger, H., Hentschel, G., Reinecke, T., Tillmanns, E. (1993): Nickenichite, a new Arsenate from the Eifel, Germany, Mineralogy and Petrology 48, 153-166
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
            • Second scoria cone
Stephan Wolfsried collection (from material analysed by Igor Pekov)
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