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Mountkeithite

#PD36081

Mountkeithite

#PD36081
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Mg11Fe3+3(SO4)3.5(OH)24·11H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Mount Keith mine, Mt. Keith, Western Austrialia, Australia

Lilac crystal grains to 2mm in matrix. Mountkeithite is very rare nickel-sulfate (with sometimes a carbonate componate) found in serpentinized metamorphosed geological environments containing nickel.

Type Locality

Mountkeithite

Formula
Mg11Fe3+3(SO4)3.5(OH)24·11H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Flakes, Granular, Rosette 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
white, light pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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