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Reevesite

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Formula:
Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Colour:
Yellow to yellow-green
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named in 1967 by John S. White, Jr., E.P. Henderson, and Brian Mason in honor of Frank Reeves, Ph.D. (11 October 1886, Tiune, West Virginia - 24 January 1986, Clarke County, West Virginia), an exploration geologist who found the Wolf Creek meteorite in 1947. He worked for several oil companies and the USGS.
Hydrotalcite Group


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Classification of ReevesiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1966
5.DA.50

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations
16b.6.3.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 8:1
11.14.10

11 : Carbonates
14 : Carbonates of Co and Ni

Pronounciation of ReevesiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ReevesiteHide

Colour:
Yellow to yellow-green
Hardness:

Optical Data of ReevesiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.735 nε = 1.650
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.085
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of ReevesiteHide

Formula:
Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
IMA Formula:
Ni6Fe3+2CO3(OH)16 · 4H2O

Crystallography of ReevesiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.16 Å, c = 45.54 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 7.393
Unit Cell V:
1,496.53 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ReevesiteHide

Synonyms of ReevesiteHide

Other Language Names for ReevesiteHide

German:Reevesit
Spanish:Reevesita

Relationship of Reevesite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
DesautelsiteMg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
DroninoiteNi6Fe2+3(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
IowaiteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PyroauriteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig.
WoodalliteMg6Cr2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Zaratite2 photos of Reevesite associated with Zaratite on mindat.org.
Hellyerite2 photos of Reevesite associated with Hellyerite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Pyrite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Titanite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Titanite on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Millerite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Millerite on mindat.org.
Heazlewoodite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Heazlewoodite on mindat.org.
Pentlandite1 photo of Reevesite associated with Pentlandite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DA.AlexkhomyakoviteK6(Ca2Na)(CO3)5Cl·6H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
5.DA.05DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
5.DA.05HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
5.DA.05WidgiemoolthaliteNi5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZnMg5(Zn,Mn)3(CO3)2(OH,Cl)12 · H2O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgSMg4(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O ?Mon.
5.DA.10ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
5.DA.10IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
5.DA.10ChlorartiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3c
5.DA.15OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
5.DA.15ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?Iso.
5.DA.20KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.25CallaghaniteCu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon.
5.DA.30Claraite(Cu,Zn)15(CO3)4(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)14·7H2OTric.
5.DA.35HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2OTric.
5.DA.35ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2OHex.
5.DA.40CaresiteFe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.40QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
5.DA.40CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.45Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.50ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.50DesautelsiteMg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.DA.50HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50PyroauriteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig.
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiCo6Fe2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O ?
5.DA.55CoalingiteMg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2OTrig.

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

16b.6.3.2TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig.
16b.6.3.3ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
16b.6.3.4UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiCo6Fe2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O ?

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.14.1SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
11.14.2Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2Tric.
11.14.3NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2Mon.
11.14.4HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
11.14.5OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
11.14.6ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?Iso.
11.14.7KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2OHex.
11.14.8Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
11.14.9GaspéiteNi(CO3)Hex.
11.14.11ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
11.14.12SzymańskiiteHg16(Ni,Mg)6(CO3)12(OH)12(H3O)8•3H2OHex.

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 ReevesiteHide

Reference List:
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AWhite, J.S., Henderson, E.P., Mason, B. (1967) Secondary minerals produced by weathering of the Wolf Creek meteorite. American Mineralogist: 52: 1190-1197.
de Waal, S.A., Viljoen, E.A. (1971) Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: IV. Reevesite, a member of the hydrotalcite group. American Mineralogist, 56, 1077-1081.
Taylor, H.F.W. (1973) Crystal structures of some double hydroxide minerals. Mineralogical Magazine: 39: 377-389.
Bish, D.L., Livingstone, A. (1981) The crystal chemistry and paragenesis of honessite and hydrohonessite: the sulphate analogues of reevesite. Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 339-343.
Song, Y., Moon, H.S. (1998) Additional data on reevesite and its Co-analogue, as a new member of the hydrotalcite group. Clay Minerals: 33: 285-296.
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012) Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.

Internet Links for ReevesiteHide

Localities for ReevesiteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • La Rioja
    • Vinchina Department
      • Jagüé
        • Quebrada de Cumichango
Las Especies Minerales de La Republica Argentina
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Waratah-Wynyard municipality
      • Heazlewood district
Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
    • West Coast municipality
      • Trial Harbour district
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Kambalda
        • Kambalda Nickel mines
          • Juan complex
AM 70 (1985), 419
      • Widgiemooltha
Nickel E H, Robinson B W, Mumme W G (1993) Widgiemoolthalite: the new Ni analogue of hydromagnesite from Western Australia. American Mineralogist 78, 819-821; Clissold, M. E. (2007) Aspects of the Supergene Geochemistry of Copper, Nickel and Bismuth. PhD Thesis University of Sydney, Australia 162pp.
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Nullagine
Nickel Mineralisation in Western Australia by R.J. Marston 1984.
    • Halls Creek Shire
      • Carranya Station
AM 56 (1971), 1077; HB3 (1997); Song, Y., Moon, H. S., & Chon, H. T. (1995). New occurrence and characterization of Niserpentines in the Kwangcheon area, Korea. Clay Minerals, 30(3), 211-224.
    • Menzies Shire
      • Menangina Station
Mineralogical Magazine 1981 44 : 333-337.; Matthew J. Sciberras, Peter Leverett, Peter A. Williams, David E. Hibbs, Peter J. Downes, Mark D. Welch and Anthony R. Kampf (2013) Paratacamite-(Ni,Cu3(Ni,Cu)Cl2(OH)6, a new mineral from the Carr Boyd Rocks mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 17:39-44
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
R.Poeverlein (2016)
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
[MinRec 21:133]
Brazil
 
  • Santa Catarina
    • São Francisco do Sul
      • Morro do Rócio
[Mandarino, 1997]
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Feldberg area
Brill, A. R. & Bär, W. (2017): Reevesit von der ehemaligen Grube Rotenbach am Feldberg, ein neues Mineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 28(1), 62-64.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Bologna Province
      • Reno Valley
        • Gaggio Montano
Pedroni, G., Rosciglione, L., Varoli, M., Baratta, C. (1996): I minerali delle ofioliti nell'Appennino bolognese e modenese. Gruppo A.V.I.S. mineralogia e speleologia, Bologna, pp.169-171
    • Modena Province
      • Frassinoro
Borghi E. et al., 1996. Minerali dell'ofiolite di Ca' de Giannasi (MO). Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 259-267.
    • Parma Province
      • Berceto
        • Manubiola Valley
Adorni F., Orlandi P. (1989) - Wurtzite, Reevesite e altre specie minerali presenti nelle serpentine del Rio Varbore (PR) - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 4, pp.215-222
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Genova
        • Borzoli
analysed by Dr. Anthony Kampf, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Lanterna Valley
            • Lanzada
              • Campo Franscia (Franscia)
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Craveggia
            • Rio Vasca
Callegari, A., Mattioli, V. (2002): Novità mineralogiche: Val Vigezzo. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 26, 2 (2-2002), 78-80; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.; Boscardin, M., Mattioli, V., Rocchetti, I. (2013): Minerali della Valle Vigezzo. Litotipografia Alcione, Lavis (Trento), 229 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Livorno
Giuliano Bettini Collection
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki region
      • Mie Prefecture
        • Toba City
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Poland
 
  • Wielkopolskie
    • Poznań
Gurdziel, A., & Karwowski, Ł. (2016). Reevesyt i jarosyt–nowe wtórne fazy w meteorycie Morasko. Acta Societatis Metheoriticae Polonorum, 7, 27-35.
Romania
 
  • Mehedinti Co.
    • Almas Mts
Gábor Koller collection (analysed by Sándor Szakáll and Béla Fehér using EDS and PXRD)
Russia
 
  • North-Western Region
    • Ryazanskaya Oblast'
      • Kasimov District
Pekov, I.V. et al (2007) European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 891-898.
Saudi Arabia
 
  • Mintaqah Al Madinah
Faheha, A. A., Hamidalddin, S. Q., Al-Turkestany, N. A., & Ibraheim, N. M. (2012). Concentrations Of Natural And Man-Made Radioactivity Of Surface Soil In Al-Madinh Al-Monawarah, Western Province of Saudi Arabia. Isotope and Radiation Research, 44(2), 495-504.
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Ehlanzeni District
      • Barberton
        • Bon Accord
Minerals of South Africa; Am Min 54 (1969), 1204-1208
South Korea
 
  • Gyeonggi-do (Kyonggi-do)
    • Gwancheon city (Kwancheon)
Song, Y., Moon, H. S., & Chon, H. T. (1995). New occurrence and characterization of Niserpentines in the Kwangcheon area, Korea. Clay Minerals, 30(3), 211-224.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Solis
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. und Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, 579 pp
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Ayer
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.
    • Binn Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 347.
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • Shetland Islands
      • Unst
        • Baltasound-Haroldswick area
Bish, D.L. and Livingstone, A. (1981) The Crystal Chemistry and Paragenesis of Honessite and Hydrohonessite: The Sulphate Analogues of Reevesite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 44, n° 335, p. 339-343. Livingstone, A. and Bish, D.L. (1982) On the New Mineral Theophrastite, a Nickel Hydroxide, from Unst, Shetland, Scotland. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 46, n° 338, p. 1-5.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
    • Strathclyde
      • Inveraray
BMS Database
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dragoon Mts
        • Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson District)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 353.
    • Coconino Co.
      • Winslow
        • Meteor Crater and vicinity
Space Science Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp.758-831
  • California
    • Calaveras Co.
      • Foothill Copper Belt
        • Copperopolis
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 198.
    • Fresno Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Archer Camp
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 198.
          • Condon Peak
Reiner Mielke
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
            • Clear Creek area
www.mineralsocal.org
Joseph F. Cooper Jr., Gail E. Dunning, Ted A.Hadley (2003) Minerology of the Victor Claim, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California.
            • Clear Creek Canyon
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 199.
Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 337-363.
  • New Mexico
    • Luna Co.
Mike Scott S104317 from Cureton #CQK ID by SA Williams 1993 Virginia T. McLemore, Nelia Dunbar, Matt T. Heizler, Kelly Donahue (2000): Geology and mineral deposits of the Victorio mining district, Luna County , New Mexico- Preliominary observations, New Mexico Geologic Society Guidebook, 51st field Conference, Southwest passage – A trip through the Phanerozoic, pp267-278
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