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General Gaspeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Mg,Fe++)CO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 108.10 gm
   Magnesium   6.75 %  Mg   11.19 % MgO
   Iron        5.17 %  Fe    6.65 % FeO
   Nickel     32.58 %  Ni   41.46 % NiO
   Carbon     11.11 %  C    40.71 % CO2
   Oxygen     44.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni0.6Mg0.3Fe2+0.1(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Green mineral formed from the oxidation of nickel-rich rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: It was first described from the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, but has been reported from elsewhere, including western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gaspeite Say GASPEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 61067
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Comments: Green, crystalline massive gaspeite in matrix.
Location: Lemieux Township, Gaspe Peninsula, Gaspe Nord County, Quebec, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Gaspeite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.2309
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.621, c = 14.93, Z = 6; V = 276.10 Den(Calc)= 3.90
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.741(1), 1.692(0.45), 3.543(0.36),

Physical Properties of Gaspeite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1011} Good
Help on Color: Color: Light green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.71
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow green

Optical Properties of Gaspeite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.047 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1846,KPDmeas= 0.1941,KC= 0.1937
Ncalc = 1.72 - 1.76
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.61, w=1.83, bire=0.2200.

Calculated Properties of Gaspeite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.64 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Gaspeite =3.71 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGaspeite = 14.72 barns/electron
U=PEGaspeite x rElectron Density= 53.54 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Gaspeite is Not Radioactive

Gaspeite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (14)Anhydrous Carbonates
  (14.01)with Simple Formula A+ CO3
  (14.01.01)Calcite Group (Trigonal: R-3c) Calcite CaCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Magnesite MgCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Siderite FeCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Rhodochrosite MnCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Sphaerocobaltite CoCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Smithsonite ZnCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Otavite CdCO3 R 3c 3 2/m Gaspeite (Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3 R 3c 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.AB.05 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.A - Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  05.AB -Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates
05.AB.05 Calcite CaCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Gaspeite (Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Magnesite MgCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Rhodochrosite MnCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Otavite CdCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Sphaerocobaltite CoCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Siderite FeCO3 R 3c 3 2/m
05.AB.05 Smithsonite ZnCO3 R 3c 3 2/m

Other Gaspeite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( MinRec) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Gaspeite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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