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Zaratite Mineral Data

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General Zaratite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 376.17 gm
   Nickel    46.81 %  Ni   59.57 % NiO
   Hydrogen   3.22 %  H    28.73 % H2O
   Carbon     3.19 %  C    11.70 % CO2
   Oxygen    46.79 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary nickel mineral in Ni-bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
Help on Locality: Locality: Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Antonio Gil y Zarate (1793-1861), Spanish diplomat, general director of public education, and counselor of state.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zaratite Say ZARATITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Emerald Nickel