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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
3-3.5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous Greasy
1.3 Cleavage
None
1.4 Fracture
Brittle Conchoidal Very brittle fracture producing small
1.5 Streak
light green
1.6 Bulk Density
About Osmium
2.63
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
Ni3(CO3)(OH)4•4(H2O)
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Ni3(CO3)(OH)4•4(H2O)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Isometric Space Group: Unk
2.2.2 Space group
Isometric Space Group: Unk
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Not Available
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Not Available
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
About Proudite
376.17
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
Not Available
3.2 Fermion Index
About Maldonite
0.01
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
About Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
About Mesolite
6.16
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Graphite
3.4.2 b
About Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
About Taranakite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
About Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
About Catapleii..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
About Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
About Natronamb..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
About Melanocer..
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
5.07(1), 2.45(0.7), 8.93(0.7
4.4 Specific Gravity
About Osmium
2.60
Rank: N/A (Overall)
About Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Translucent
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Carbonate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
5.3 Dana Class
16b.04.01.01
5.4 Strunz Class
05.DA.70
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Secondary nickel mineral in Ni-bearing rocks.
6.2 Locality
Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named after Antonio Gil y Zarate (1793-1861), Spanish diplomat, general director of public education, and counselor of state.
6.4 Color
Green, Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
Emerald Nickel
6.6 Uses
Not Available

Zaratite Details

Minerals are solid substances which are chemical compounds formed as a result of geological processes. Minerals are characterized by a crystal structure . Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes whereas they are originally inorganic in nature. Zaratite details tells you about its physical, chemical, atomic and optical properties and this is described more on Zaratite. Here you can also know about Zaratite classification. Also, the bulk density of this mineral is 2.63. Knowing the uses of minerals is important to know how minerals find application in industries and in everyday life.

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