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Nickelboussingaultite Mineral Data

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General Nickelboussingaultite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (NH4)2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 386.39 gm
   Magnesium   1.57 %  Mg    2.61 % MgO
   Nickel     11.39 %  Ni   14.50 % NiO
   Hydrogen    2.09 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Hydrogen    3.13 %  H    27.97 % H2O
   Sulfur     16.60 %  S    41.44 % SO3
   Nitrogen    7.25 %  N    13.48 % (NH4)2O
   Oxygen     57.97 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (NH4)2Ni0.75Mg0.25(SO4)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Underground nickel ore stockpile, around and on a wooden timber
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Talnakh area, Norilsk, western Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the nickel-bearing analog of boussingaultite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200304
  Nickel-boussingaultite - Renamed Nickelboussingaultite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
  PDF 31-62

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Comments: Fragment of sulfide (pyrite) matrix with microcoating of nickelboussingaultite in a gelatin capsule.
Location: Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Siberia, Russia. Scale: Capsule Size 20 mm.
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Nickelboussingaultite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7391:1:1.0032
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.21, b = 12.46, c = 12.5, Z = 4; beta = 106.867° V = 1,372.75 Den(Calc)= 1.87
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.153(1), 3.759(0.8), 2.119(0.7),

Physical Properties of Nickelboussingaultite

Help on Color: Color: Blue.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)

Optical Properties of Nickelboussingaultite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -0.329 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2647,KC= 0.1992
Ncalc = 1.37
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.49, b=1.494, g=1.501, bire=0.0110

Calculated Properties of Nickelboussingaultite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.96 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nickelboussingaultite =1.87 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENickelboussingaultite = 5.36 barns/electron
U=PENickelboussingaultite x rElectron Density= 10.49 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nickelboussingaultite is Not Radioactive

Nickelboussingaultite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.03)where (A+)2 B (XO4)2 � x(H2O)
  (29.03.07)Mohrite Group (Ammonia bearing) Mohrite (NH4)2Fe(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/c 2/m Boussingaultite (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m Nickelboussingaultite (NH4)2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CC.60 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CC -With medium-sized and large cations
07.CC.60 Boussingaultite (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
07.CC.60 Cyanochroite K2Cu(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
07.CC.60 Mohrite (NH4)2Fe(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
07.CC.60 Picromerite K2Mg(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
07.CC.60 Nickelboussingaultite (NH4)2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2•6(H2O) P 21/a 2/m

Other Nickelboussingaultite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) 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 Nickelboussingaultite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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