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Caresite

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About CaresiteHide

Formula:
Fe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after Steve Cares (1909-2006) and Janet Cares (1921-2011) of Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA, who found the mineral.
This page provides mineralogical data about Caresite.


Classification of CaresiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1992
5.DA.40

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations
16b.7.16.3

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of CaresiteHide

Vitreous
Hardness:

Optical Data of CaresiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.599 nε = 1.570
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.029
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of CaresiteHide

Formula:
Fe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
IMA Formula:
Fe2+4Al2(OH)12(CO3) · 3H2O

Crystallography of CaresiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal

Type Occurrence of CaresiteHide

Synonyms of CaresiteHide

Other Language Names for CaresiteHide

German:Caresit
Spanish:Caresita

Relationship of Caresite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex.
ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.

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:ClHMgMnZn (also called Mineral F, Dunn, 1995)Mg5(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.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. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
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.50ReevesiteNi6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OTrig.
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.7.16.1CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
16b.7.16.3QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2

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 CaresiteHide

Reference List:
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Chao, G.Y. and Gault, R.A. (1997) Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1541-1549.
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., and Colombo, F. (2012) Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine 76(5), 1289-1336.

Internet Links for CaresiteHide

Localities for CaresiteHide

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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chao, G.Y. and Gault, R.A. (1997) Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T, and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 1541-1549.
    • Montréal
      • Mont Royal
Chao, G.Y. and Gault, R.A. (1997) Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1541-1549.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Waidhaus
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