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Zaratite Mineral

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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
Osmium
2.63
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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
Proudite
376.17
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
Not Available
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
6.16
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
5.07(1), 2.45(0.7), 8.93(0.7
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.60
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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

What is Zaratite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Zaratite? Here you can know all about it. Zaratite mineral belongs to Carbonate minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Zaratite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Zaratite has Mohs Hardness between 3-3.5.

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