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Mineralpedia Details for Takovite

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Takovite

Takovite

Named for its type locality and the location at which the mineral we first described at Takovo in Serbia. This rare mineral is found in only a few localities including France, Aurstralia, and the USA as a component of karstic bauxite deposits along the contact with limestone and metamorphosed seprentenite and additionally as an alteration mineral after nickel sulfides.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/takovite.pdf

Formula
Ni6Al2CO3(OH)16ยท4H2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
blue green, yellow green 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
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Takovite from Rocky's Reward, Goldfields, Western Australia, Australia

Takovite
            from Rocky's Reward, Goldfields, Western Australia, Australia

Rich crust of rare light pastel green Takovite.

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