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Bottinoite

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About BottinoiteHide

Formula:
Ni2+Sb5+2(OH)12 · 6H2O
Colour:
Pale blue to pale blue-green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.83
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named in 1992 by Paola Bonazzi, Silvio Menchetti, Andrea Caneschi, Stefano and Magnanelli after the type locality of Bottino Mine, Italy.
This page provides mineralogical data about Bottinoite.


Classification of BottinoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1991
4.FH.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
H : Hydroxides with H2O +- (OH); insular octahedra
6.3.9.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3

Physical Properties of BottinoiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Pale blue to pale blue-green
Streak:
Very light blue
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN10=94 - 110 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.83 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.81 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BottinoiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.600 nε = 1.605
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of BottinoiteHide

Formula:
Ni2+Sb5+2(OH)12 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
NiSb5+2(OH)12 · 6H2O

Crystallography of BottinoiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
P3
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.026 Å, c = 9.795 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.611
Unit Cell V:
2,178.64 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
6
Morphology:
Crystals tabular on {0001}, with {10_10}, in rose-like and spherulitic aggregates, to 3 mm.
Twinning:
Inability to solve the structure was attributed to possible twinning. Structure was subsequently solved in P3, with twinning taken into account.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.62 (100)
3.36 (100)
2.34 (80)
1.806 (70)
2.09 (60)
1.751 (60)
4.88 (50)
Comments:
Recorded on material from the type locality

Type Occurrence of BottinoiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
University of Florence, Florence, Italy (No. 1747/RI)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In an oxidized hydrothermal base-metal deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of BottinoiteHide

Other Language Names for BottinoiteHide

Relationship of Bottinoite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BrandholziteMgSb2(OH)12 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ullmannite8 photos of Bottinoite associated with Ullmannite on mindat.org.
Dolomite7 photos of Bottinoite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Quartz3 photos of Bottinoite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Annabergite3 photos of Bottinoite associated with Annabergite on mindat.org.
Tetrahedrite2 photos of Bottinoite associated with Tetrahedrite on mindat.org.
Cerussite1 photo of Bottinoite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Bindheimite1 photo of Bottinoite associated with Bindheimite on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Bottinoite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Millerite1 photo of Bottinoite associated with Millerite on mindat.org.
Semseyite1 photo of Bottinoite associated with Semseyite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FH.05BrandholziteMgSb2(OH)12 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3

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 BottinoiteHide

Reference List:
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Bonazzi, P., Menchetti, S., Caneschi, A., Magnanelli, S. (1992) Bottinoite, Ni(H2O)6[Sb(OH)6]2, a new mineral from the Bottino mine, Alpi Apuane, Italy. American Mineralogist: 77: 1301-1304.
Clark, A.M. (1993) Bottinoite, a mineral new to Britain. Mineralogical Magazine: 57: 543-544.
Bonazzi, P., Mazzi, F. (1996) Bottinoite, Ni(H2O)6[Sb(OH)6]2: Crystal structure, twinning, and hydrogen-bond model. American Mineralogist: 81: 1494-1500.
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy: 3: 74.
Rintoul, L., Bahfenne, S., Frost, R.L. (2011) Single-crystal Raman spectroscopy of brandholzite Mg[Sb(OH)6]2·6H2O and bottinoite Ni[Sb(OH)6]2·6H2O and the polycrystalline Raman spectrum of mopungite Na[Sb(OH)6]. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy: 42: 1147-1153.

Internet Links for BottinoiteHide

Localities for BottinoiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Pyrénées-Orientales
      • Oms
Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 2007, 95, 3-24.
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
        • Ramsbeck
[Mineralogical Record 29:144]
    • Siegerland
      • Siegen
        • Achenbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Eiserfeld
          • Kohlenbach Valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Eisern
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler
      • Siegerland
        • Niederfischbach
    • Altenkirchen
      • Bürdenbach
SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Arbus
Lecca G., Ciriotti M.E., Blass G., Callegari A.M. and Boiocchi M. (2011): - Primo ritrovamento europeo di coconinoite (con noticella sul primo ritrovamento regionale di bottinoite). . Micro, 9,73-77.
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
Bonazzi P., Menchetti S., Caneschi A., Magnanelli S., 1992. Bottinoite, Ni(H2O)[Sb(OH)6]2, a new mineral from the Bottino mine, Alpi Apuane, Italy. Am. Miner., 77: 1301-1304.
        • Vergemoli
          • Fornovolasco
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., & Bonini, M. (2008). Fornovolasco. Storia e minerali delle miniere di ferro presso Vergemoli (Alpi Apuane). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2008, 230-252
Spain
 
  • Aragón
    • Teruel
      • Lanzuela
Viñals, J., Calvo, M. (2006): Lanzuela. Teruel, Spain. Ullmanite, Bottinoite and Polydydimite. Mineral Up, vol. I, 1. 58-60.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Eden
        • Alston Moor
          • Nenthead
GREEN, D.I., McCALLUM, D. and WOOD, M. (2000) Famous mineral localities: The Brownley Hill Mine, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 31, 231-250.
Nat Hist Museum London and S.Rust collection
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Bontgoch (Elerch)
BMS Database
      • Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn
        • Pontrhydygroes
National Museum of Wales database; National Museum of Wales database
      • Ysbyty Ystwyth
BMS Database
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