Gillardite R110068

Name: Gillardite
RRUFF ID: R110068
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3NiCl2(OH)6
Locality: 132 North deposit, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
Source: Renato & Adriana Pagano [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Aggregates of dark green flat rhombohedra
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Atacamite (16) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R110068
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 80% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R110068.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.847(1)Å    b: 6.847(1)Å    c: 13.891(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 564.0(1)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Gillardite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Clissold M E, Leverett P, Williams P A, Hibbs D E, Nickel E H (2007) The structure of gillardite, the Ni-analogue of herbertsmithite, from Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 317-320   [view file]

Colchester D M, Leverett P, Clissold M E, Williams P A, Hibbs D E, Nickel E H (2007) Gillardite, Cu3NiCl2(OH)6, a new mineral from the 132 North deposit, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 13, 15-18   [view file]

Tait K, Poirier G, Rowe R, Piilonen P C (2008) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 93, 252-256   [view file]

Sciberras M J, Leverett P, Williams P A, Schlüter J, Malcherek T, Welch M D, Downes P J, Hibbs D E, Kampf A R (2017) Structural and compositional variations of basic Cu(II) chlorides in the herbertsmithite and gillardite structure field, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 123-134