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Gillardite & Gaspéite

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Gillardite & Gaspéite

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Description
Locality: 
132 North Mine, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

Outstanding sharp dark green gillardite crystals associated to pale green gaspeite from the type locality for gillardite.

Gillardite is a relatively new mineral approved in 2007 and only known from two localities worldwide.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gillardite

Formula: 
Cu3Ni(OH)6Cl2
Strunz: 
3.DA.10c
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
132 North Mine (Mount Edwards), Widgiemooltha, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Gaspéite

Formula: 
(Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
New Jersey Zinc Exploration Co. trench, Mont-Albert, La Haute-Gaspésie RCM, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada
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