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General Honessite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni6Fe+++2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 904.08 gm
   Iron      12.35 %  Fe   17.66 % Fe2O3
   Nickel    38.95 %  Ni   49.57 % NiO
   Hydrogen   2.68 %  H    23.91 % H2O
   Sulfur     3.55 %  S     8.86 % SO3
   Oxygen    42.47 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni6Fe3+2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Derived from the oxidation of millerite and other primary nickel sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Arthur P. Honess, (1886-1942), Pennsylvania State University.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Honessite + Pronunciation Say HONESSITE
 

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  Honessite

Comments: Medium green honessite pseudomorphous after acicular millerite crystals, in white calcite.
Location: Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Honessite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:8.66363
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.083, c = 26.71, Z = 0.25; V = 219.86 Den(Calc)= 1.71
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 8.84(1), 4.43(0.4), 1.54(0.2),2.62(0.2), 2.09(0.1), 2.39(0.1), 2.65(0.1),
 

Physical Properties of Honessite

Help on Color: Color: Brown, Green, Greenish yellow, Yellow.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-1.5 - Talc or a little harder
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish white
 

Optical Properties of Honessite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -0.524 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.3655,KC= 0.2399
Ncalc = 1.41
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (?), a=1.615, b=1.635, bire=0.0200.
 

Calculated Properties of Honessite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Honessite =1.71 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0074944255
Boson Index = 0.9925055745
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHonessite = 19.01 barns/electron
U=PEHonessite x rElectron Density= 32.51 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Honessite is Not Radioactive
 

Honessite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 31.10.06.01 (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.10)miscellaneous
  (31.10.06)Dana Group
 
31.10.06.01 Honessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.35 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
07.DD.35 Carrboydite (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Glaucocerinite (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16•9(H2O) Unk (HEX-R) Trig
 
07.DD.35 Honessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Hydrowoodwardite! Cu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)with0<x<0.67andn>3x/2 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite! [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] P 3- or R 3m 3
 
07.DD.35 Hydrohonessite Ni6Fe2(SO4)(OH)16•7(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Motukoreaite Na2Mg38Al24(CO3)13(SO4)8(OH)108•56(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Mountkeithite (Mg,Ni)11(Fe,Cr)3(SO4,CO3)3.5(OH)24•11(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Shigaite Mn7Al4(SO4)2(OH)22•8(H2O) R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Natroglaucocerinite! (Na,Zn,Cu)10Al6(SO4)3(OH)32•18(H2O)? Unk
 
07.DD.35 Wermlandite (Ca,Mg)Mg7(Al,Fe)2(SO4)2(OH)18•12(H2O) P 3c1 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Nikischerite! NaFe6Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12 R 3 3
 
07.DD.35 Zincaluminite Zn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)26•5(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Woodwardite Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2-4(H2O) Unk Hex
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-3R! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],0.32<x<0.50,n=0.59 R 3m 3 2/m
 
07.DD.35 Zincowoodwardite-1T! [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2•n(H2O)],x=0.33,n.0.96 P 3 3
 

Other Honessite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Honessite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Ni6Fe+++2(SO4)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Dana No: 31.10.06.01 Strunz No: 07.DD.35
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