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Knopp-Schwyn, C; et al.. 


Plagiarism check

  Pass. Report from WMF copyvios tool: only trivial duplication descriptors were found (e.g. "silky luster and a pale bluish-green streak"). T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 02:14, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

First peer review

Review by Robert Hazen , Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory and George Mason University
This review was submitted on , and refers to this previous version of the article

I have reviewed the proposed Wiki article on Widgiemoolthalite and found it general accurate and well written. I would change two words. "disorganized structure" in the abstract and "structural disarray" in the section on Structure should be changed to the more conventional "disordered structure" and "structural disorder", respectively.

Thanks for the chance to see this contribution.


Good day, Dr. Hazen. Thank you for your comments on this article and for taking the time to make them. I've reworded both instances as you suggested so they now read "an unknown though likely disordered crystal structure" and "a high degree of structural disorder was suspected" respectively. Thanks again and please let me know if you have any other commentary on this article. Best —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 16:19, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Editorial comments

Comments by Marshallsumter
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  1. "The X-ray powder diffraction pattern can be indexed on a monoclinic unit cell similar to that of hydromagnesite, with a : 10.06(17), b : 8.75(5), c : 8.32(4)A, and β : 114.3(8)." Nickel, Robinson, and Mumme, include the error on the lattice parameters. Is there some reason for not including them here?
  2. Have you attempted to create either a ball and stick or polyhedral crystal structure model with a program such as XtalDraw? You can start from the atomic positions for hydromagnesite to get lattice parameters within the above Widgiemoolthalite range? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 15:09, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

In re your first point: Only that I was drawing from Gamsjäger et al. (2005) for those measurements, and they did not report the error values. Thank you for catching this! I'll take a look at your second point in a few days. I'm not very familiar with XtalDraw but I'll see what I can conjure up. Thank you for taking the time to look over this page. —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 20:24, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Comments by Bobamnertiopsis
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I also took a stab at the ball-and-stick model. Best —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 20:38, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

  1. Very nice model! For the readers you may want to include a legend of color to element. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:32, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I've added a key, definitely the right call. —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 15:07, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Second peer review

Review by Braam Smit , Senior Mineralogist at CMOC-Northparkes Mines
This review was submitted on , and refers to this previous version of the article

Well written article and valuable contribution. If available, adding the chemical equation describing the formation of Widgiemoolthalite alteration from Ni Sulphide will be a very useful addition to the article.


Thank you for the review! I agree that the weathering equation would be a fantastic addition to this article if it were available but to the best of my scouring the known sources, it is not. Please let me know if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns. All the best, —Collin (Bobamnertiopsis)t c 20:34, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

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