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Gillardite Mineral Data

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General Gillardite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3NiCl2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 422.66 gm
   Iron       0.05 %  Fe    0.07 % FeO
   Cobalt     0.17 %  Co    0.21 % CoO
   Copper    46.32 %  Cu   52.15 % Cu2O
   Nickel    12.54 %  Ni   15.96 % NiO
   Hydrogen   1.43 %  H    12.79 % H2O
   Chlorine  16.78 %  Cl   16.78 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.79 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    22.71 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       94.17 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3.08Ni0.9Co0.01Fe2+0.004Cl2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a silicified ferruginous gossan. Ni analog of herbertsmithite. Atacamite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: 132 North deposit, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Professor D. Gillard, in recognition of his contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2006-041