Zaratite R050268



Name: Zaratite
RRUFF ID: R050268
Ideal Chemistry: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4·4H2O
Locality: Lord Brassy mine, Tasmania, Australia
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green amorphous crust, intimately associated with nepouite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Amorphous (18) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050268.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ni3.00(CO3)(OH)4ยท4H2O
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050268
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050268.1
Sample Description: Powder
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Zaratite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Martinez Alcibar A (1850) Raro é importante mineral de niquel, Revista Minera, 1, 302-306   [view file]

Smith J L, Brush G J (1853) Reexamination of American minerals: Part II. Chesterlite; Loxoclase; Danbury feldspars; Haddam albite; Greenwood mica; Biotite; Margarodite; Chesterlite talc; Rhodophyllite; Cummingtonite; Hydrous Anthophyllite; Monrolite; Ozarkite; Dysyntribite; Gibbsite; Emerald nickel, American Journal of Science and Arts, 16, 41-53   [view file]

Petterd W F (1894) A catalogue of the minerals known to occur in Tasmania, with notes on their distribution, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania for 1893, 1984, 1-72   [view file]

Fenoglio M (1934) Sulla struttura cristallina della zaratite, Periodico di Mineralogia, 5, 33-36   [view file]

Isaacs T (1963) The mineralogy and chemistry of nickel carbonates, Mineralogical Magazine, 33, 663-678   [view file]

Garcia-Guinea J, Iglesia A L, Crespo-Feo E, González del Tánago J, Correcher V (2013) The status of zaratite: investigation of the type specimen from Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, 995-1004