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Zaratite

#AH54005

Zaratite

#AH54005
Availability
Sold
Size
8.5 x 4 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ? (RRUFF)
Locality
Gap Nickel mine, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, United States

Sorry about the blurry photos. This specimen comes from an old nickel-bearing copper mine discovered in 1732. The outer crust is said to be Zaratite, I suspect it is Retgersite. Hampson collected the specimen in 1944.

Zaratite

Formula
Ni3(CO3)(OH)4�4(H2O) 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Mammillary, Encrustations, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
emerald green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Isometric 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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