Mineral Specimen #5364 Hydrohonessite, Gaspeite, Violarite
132 North Ni Mine, Widgiemooltha, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia
3.6 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
(Ni1-xFe3+x)(SO4)x/2(OH)2·nH2O (x < 0.5, n > 3x/2), NiCO3, Fe2+Ni3+2S4
The Hydrohonnesite is the yellow to orange colored material and the Gaspeite is the bright green. The matrix is primarly composed of Violarite which does show violet colored iridesnce in a few places from which the name of the species is derived.
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Sulfates | Carbonates | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars