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Nickelbischofite Mineral Data

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General Nickelbischofite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiCl2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 237.69 gm
   Nickel    24.69 %  Ni   31.42 % NiO
   Hydrogen   5.09 %  H    45.48 % H2O
   Chlorine  29.83 %  Cl   29.83 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -6.73 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    40.39 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NiCl2•6(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Nickel analog of bischofite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nickelbischofite + Pronunciation Say NICKELBISCHOFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64878
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Nickelbischofite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.4579:1:0.9358
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.318, b = 7.077, c = 6.623, Z = 2; beta = 122.37° V = 408.47 Den(Calc)= 1.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.59(1), 2.924(0.4), 5.49(0.4),

Physical Properties of Nickelbischofite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Green, Emerald green.
Help on Density: Density: 1.929
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: greenish white

Optical Properties of Nickelbischofite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.589, b=1.617, g=1.644, bire=0.0550, 2V(Calc)=86, 2V(Meas)=87.

Calculated Properties of Nickelbischofite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickelbischofite =1.93 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0029917047
Boson Index = 0.9970082953
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickelbischofite = 11.35 barns/electron
U=PENickelbischofite x rElectron Density= 22.49 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nickelbischofite is Not Radioactive

Nickelbischofite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (09)Anhydrous and Hydrated Halides
  (09.02)where A (X)2
  (09.02.09)Bischofite Group Bischofite MgCl2•6(H2O) C 2/m 2/m Nickelbischofite NiCl2•6(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 03.BB.20 03 - HALIDES
  03.B - Simple Halides, with H2O
  03.BB -M:X = 1:2
03.BB.20 Nickelbischofite NiCl2•6(H2O) C 2/m 2/m

Other Nickelbischofite Information

Help on References: References: 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 Nickelbischofite :
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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