Népouite R120106

Name: Népouite
RRUFF ID: R120106
Ideal Chemistry: Ni3Si2O5(OH)4
Locality: Nepoui mine, New Caledonia
Source: Bill & Sandy Bowman [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green fine-grained massive associated with quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Groups: [ serpentine (12) ] [ Clay (86) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R120106
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Népouite

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]

Glasser M E (1907) Note sur une espèce minérale nouvelle, la népouite, silicate hydraté de nickel et de magnésie, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie, 30, 17-28   [view file]

Brindley G W, Wan H-M (1975) Compositions, structures, and thermal behavior of nickel-containing minerals in the lizardite-nepouite series, American Mineralogist, 60, 863-871   [view file]

Wiewióra A (1990) Crystallochemical classifications of phyllosilicates based on the unified system of projection of chemical composition: III. The serpentine-kaolin group, Clay Minerals, 25, 93-98   [view file]

Baron F, Petit S (2016) Interpretation of the infrared spectra of the lizardite-nepouite series in the near- and mid-infrared range, American Mineralogist, 101, 423-430

Capitani G C, Ventruti G (2018) Ni-serpentine nanoflakes in the garnierite ore from Campello Monti (Strona Valley, Italy): Népouite with some pecoraite outlines and the processing of Ni-containing ore bodies, American Mineralogist, 103, 629-644