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Pimelite & Nimite

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Description
Locality: 
Szklary, Ząbkowice Śląskie County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

Brittle green mass of pimelite, nimite and chrysoprase.

From Mindat: 'Excavation of the locality arranged by the 1st Mindat conference organizers in July, 2010 resulted in a major find of exceptional pimelite specimens and a mineralogical investigation is underway to re-validate the species.'

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pimelite

Group Parent: 
Smectite Group

Nimite

Formula: 
(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Scotia Talc mine, Bon Accord, Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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