Mineralogy Database

Nickelaustinite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :
  
Advertisment

General Nickelaustinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 256.37 gm
   Calcium   15.63 %  Ca   21.87 % CaO
   Zinc       6.38 %  Zn    7.94 % ZnO
   Nickel    17.17 %  Ni   21.85 % NiO
   Arsenic   29.22 %  As   44.83 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.39 %  H     3.51 % H2O
   Oxygen    31.20 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaNi0.75Zn0.25(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Dolomite rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the predominance of nickel in the composition and relation to austinite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nickelaustinite + Pronunciation Say NICKELAUSTINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202422
  PDF 41-1425
 

Nickelaustinite Image

Click Here for Larger   Image in a New Browser Window Images:
Click Here for Larger   Image

  Nickelaustinite

Comments: Stellate aggregate of acicular nickelaustinite crystals associated with rhombohedral dolomite crystals. (CanMin, v25:401).
Location: Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Scale: Scale Bar 100 µm.
© Canadian Mineralogist

Nickelaustinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8324:1:0.6606
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.455, b = 8.955, c = 5.916, Z = 4; V = 394.95 Den(Calc)= 4.31
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): 2.626(1), 3.151(0.9), 3.769(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Nickelaustinite

Help on Color: Color: Grass green, Yellow green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.3
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: light green
 

Optical Properties of Nickelaustinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.008 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.011 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1796,KPDmeas= 0.18,KC= 0.1815
Ncalc = 1.78
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.77, g=1.778, bire=0.0080
 

Calculated Properties of Nickelaustinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.11 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickelaustinite =4.30 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0049159518
Boson Index = 0.9950840482
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickelaustinite = 31.97 barns/electron
U=PENickelaustinite x rElectron Density= 131.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nickelaustinite is Not Radioactive
 

Nickelaustinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.05.01.07 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.05)where (A B)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.05.01)Adelite Group
 
41.05.01.01 Adelite CaMg(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.02 Conichalcite CaCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.03 Austinite CaZn(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.04 Duftite-beta? PbCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.05 Gabrielsonite PbFe(AsO4)(OH) P 21m mm2
 
41.05.01.06 Tangeite CaCu(VO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.07 Nickelaustinite Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.08 Cobaltaustinite CaCo(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.09 Arsendescloizite PbZn(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
41.05.01.10 Gottlobite! CaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BH.35 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BH -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 = 1:1
 
08.BH.35 Austinite CaZn(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Adelite CaMg(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Arsendescloizite PbZn(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Duftite-alpha PbCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Duftite-beta? PbCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Cobaltaustinite CaCo(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Conichalcite CaCu(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Gabrielsonite PbFe(AsO4)(OH) P 21m mm2
 
08.BH.35 Nickelaustinite Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Tangeite CaCu(VO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 
08.BH.35 Gottlobite! CaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH) P 212121 2 2 2
 

Other Nickelaustinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p930,1988) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p930,1988)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Nickelaustinite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

Search for Nickelaustinite using:

Google
 
Web webmineral.com
[AOL] [Bing] [Dog Pile] [GeoScienceWorld] [HotBot] [Ixquick] [Lycos] [MAMMA] [Scirus] [Teoma] [WebCrawler] [Wikipedia] [YAHOO]

Visit our Advertisers for Nickelaustinite :

Ask about Nickelaustinite here :
Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America
Mindat.org's Discussion Groups
Original Rockhounds Discussion Group
Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups
Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Espaņol

Print or Cut-and-Paste your Nickelaustinite Specimen Label here :

Nickelaustinite

Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH)
Dana No: 41.05.01.07 Strunz No: 08.BH.35
Locality:

 

Notes:

 

 
   
 


Dakota Matrix
Excalibur Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Hudson Insitute
John Betts Fine Minerals
Mc Dougall Minerals
Mineral News
Rock and Mineral Shows
Weinrich Minerals, Inc.