Pimelite





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 Mineral Note: Material from Franklin appears to be a nickel-dominant smectite clay, and thus properly labeled pimelite rather than willemseite, a nickel-dominant talc mineral, Further study needed.
 Year Discovered: 1788
     
 Formula: Ni3Si4O10(OH)2·4H2O
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Nickel, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Nickel, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Rejected 2006
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Pimelite

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.502

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.71


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 31, No. 1 - Spring 1990, pg. 3Breithauptite From The Nickel-Arsenide Assemblage at Franklin, New Jersey, Pimelite (small description)
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 12The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Desaulite
View IssueV. 8, No. 1 - February 1967, pg. 6Desaulesite/Pimelite
     
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