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Mineral Specimen #6483    Hydrohonessite, Gaspeite, Gypsum, Siderite

132 North Ni Mine, Widgiemooltha, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia

7.4 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm
2.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 in


(Ni1-xFe3+x)(SO4)x/2(OH)2·nH2O (x < 0.5, n > 3x/2), NiCO3, Fe2+Ni3+2S4

Much of this specimen is composed of the rare sulfate, Hydrohonnesite, which is the massive yellow/green colored material. Running though the Hydrohonnesite is a vein of light green colored Gasp�sie which in places has a thin layer of clear Selenite overlaying it. The brown in the matrix is likely Siderite.

Condition: Composed of massive material.

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Sulfates | Carbonates | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars