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General Morenosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSO4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 280.86 gm
   Nickel    20.90 %  Ni   26.59 % NiO
   Hydrogen   5.02 %  H    44.90 % H2O
   Sulfur    11.42 %  S    28.51 % SO3
   Oxygen    62.66 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni(SO4)•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral from nickel-bearing sulfide ores. Forms a series with epsomite, dehydrates to retarsite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Hortegal, Galicia, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Antonio Moreno Ruiz (1796-1852), Spanish pharmacist and chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Morenosite + Pronunciation Say MORENOSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39419
  Nickel Vitriol
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Comments: Pale greenish blue crust of morenosite.
Location: Gorner Glacier, Furi, Zermatt, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Morenosite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9817:1:0.5637
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.86, b = 12.08, c = 6.81, Z = 4; V = 975.66 Den(Calc)= 1.91
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.2(1), 5.3(0.6), 2.85(0.25),

Physical Properties of Morenosite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Apple green, Greenish white.
Help on Density: Density: 2
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Stalactitic - Shaped like pendant columns as stalactites or stalagmites (e.g. calcite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-2.5 - Gypsum-Finger Nail
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Morenosite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.034 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2527,KPDmeas= 0.2413,KC= 0.2499
Ncalc = 1.48 - 1.5
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.467, b=1.489, g=1.492, bire=0.0250, 2V(Calc)=40, 2V(Meas)=42. Dispersion r > v weak.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): none.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): none.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): none.

Calculated Properties of Morenosite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.99 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Morenosite =1.91 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0035258974
Boson Index = 0.9964741026
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMorenosite = 8.63 barns/electron
U=PEMorenosite x rElectron Density= 17.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Morenosite is Not Radioactive

Morenosite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06)where A XO4 ´┐Ż x(H2O)
  (29.06.11)Epsomite Group Epsomite MgSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2 Goslarite ZnSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2 Morenosite NiSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CB.40 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CB -With only medium-sized cations
07.CB.40 Epsomite MgSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
07.CB.40 Goslarite ZnSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2
07.CB.40 Morenosite NiSO4•7(H2O) P 212121 2 2 2

Other Morenosite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Morenosite :
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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