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General Kalicinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KHCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 100.12 gm
   Potassium  39.05 %  K    47.04 % K2O
   Hydrogen    1.01 %  H     9.00 % H2O
   Carbon     12.00 %  C    43.96 % CO2
   Oxygen     47.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K(HCO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Decomposition of a dead tree.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
Help on Locality: Locality: Chippis, Valais, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for potassium, kalium, in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kalicinite + Pronunciation Say KALICINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2074
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  Kalicinite

Comments: Tan crystalline kalicinite on bobierrite.
Location: Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Scale: Picture Size 5 mm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kalicinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.6649:1:0.6543
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.11, b = 5.67, c = 3.71, Z = 4; beta = 103.8° V = 308.67 Den(Calc)= 2.15
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.67(1), 2.63(0.9), 2.86(0.85),
 

Physical Properties of Kalicinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good, {001} Good, {101} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Yellowish, Yellowish white, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.168
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Kalicinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.027 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.036 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2233,KPDmeas= 0.2214,KC= 0.2155
Ncalc = 1.46 - 1.47
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.38, b=1.482, g=1.578, bire=0.1980, 2V(Calc)=82, 2V(Meas)=81.5.
 

Calculated Properties of Kalicinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.17 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kalicinite =2.17 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0015981863
Boson Index = 0.9984018137
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKalicinite = 4.05 barns/electron
U=PEKalicinite x relectron= 8.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 562.83 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Kalicinite per GRapi unit =1,776.75 (PPM)

Estimated Radioactivity from Kalicinite - mild
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 9.59 cm 11,833 3.20E-07 562.83 0.19
100 gm / 4.45 cm 1,183 3.20E-08 56.28 0.02
10 gm / 2.07 cm 118 3.20E-09 5.63 0.00
1 gm / 9.59 mm 12 3.20E-10 0.56 0.00
0.1 gm / 4.45 mm 1 3.20E-11 0.06 0.00
0.01 gm / 2.07 mm 0 3.20E-12 0.01 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.96 mm 0 3.20E-13 0.00 0.00

Weight of pure Kalicinite in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 2.17 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
 

Kalicinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 13.01.02.01 (13)Acid Carbonates
  (13.01)with miscellaneous formulae
  (13.01.02)Dana Group
 
13.01.02.01 Kalicinite KHCO3 P 21/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.AA.20 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.A - Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
  05.AA -Alkali Carbonates
 
05.AA.20 Kalicinite KHCO3 P 21/a 2/m
 

Other Kalicinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kalicinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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