zaratite


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zaratite

(ˈzærəˌtaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel carbonate. Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4.4H2O
[C19: from Spanish zaratita, named after G. Zárate, 19th-century Spaniard]
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In the past, collectors concentrated mainly on three minerals: what they labeled green zaratite, blue hellyerite, and the massive sulfide heazlewoodite.
This is doubtful, considering that no other As-bearing minerals have been identified; it may be a misidentification of zaratite.
Henry and Birch (1992) analyzed some zaratite from the Lord Brassey mine by XRD and noted the presence of otwayite inclusions, apparently formed as a result of breakdown and recrystallization of the amorphous zaratite matrix.
One example was a specimen of magnesio-chromite and zaratite, which was labeled "Butte.
A vitreous emerald-green mineral, similar to descriptions of the discredited mineral zaratite, occurs as a late-stage coating on some specimens.