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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.

Condition: Good

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