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Gaspeite

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Chemical Formula

(Ni,Mg,Fe)CO3

Composition

Carbonate of nickel, magnesium and iron

Color

Pale green, apple-green, yellowish-green, bright green

Streak

Yellow-green

Hardness

4.5 - 5

Crystal System

Hexagonal

Crystal Forms 
and Aggregates

Rhombohedrons, as well as compact groups of scalenohedrons occur, although rarely. Mostly occurs as crusts, botryoidal, and as ball shaped aggregates.

Transparency

Transparent to translucent

Specific Gravity

3.7

Luster

Vitreous to dull

Cleavage

1,3 - rhombohedral

Fracture

Uneven

Tenacity

Brittle

Complex Tests

Effervesces in hydrochloric acid

In Group

Carbonates; Calcite Group

Striking Features

Distinct color and mode of occurrence in nickel deposits

Environment

In the oxidation zone of nickel deposits.
 

Rock Type

Metamorphic

Popularity (1-4)

2

Prevalence (1-3)

3

Demand (1-3)

1

 

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