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General Kalinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KAl(SO4)2•11(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 456.38 gm
   Potassium   8.57 %  K    10.32 % K2O
   Aluminum    5.91 %  Al   11.17 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen    4.86 %  H    43.42 % H2O
   Sulfur     14.05 %  S    35.09 % SO3
   Oxygen     66.61 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KAl(SO4)2•11(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: San Bernardino County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Kalium = potassium).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kalinite Say KALINITE
 

Kalinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.1488:1:0.8957
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 19.92, b = 9.27, c = 8.304, Z = 4; beta = 98.79° V = 1,515.39 Den(Calc)= 2.00
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.11(1), 4.32(1), 4.83(1),
 

Physical Properties of Kalinite

Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White.
Help on Density: Density: 1.76
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Water Soluble - Water soluble mineral.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-Fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Kalinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.023 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.1 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2278,KPDmeas= 0.2589,KC= 0.2531
Ncalc = 1.45 - 1.51
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.43, b=1.452, g=1.485, bire=0.0550, 2V(Calc)=82, 2V(Meas)=52. Dispersion none.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.
 

Calculated Properties of Kalinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kalinite =1.76 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0013912295
Boson Index = 0.9986087705
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKalinite = 1.95 barns/electron
U=PEKalinite x relectron= 3.58 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 128.93 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Kalinite per GRapi unit = 0.78 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Kalinite - barely detectable

 

Kalinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 29.05.04.02 (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.05)where A B (XO4)2 � x(H2O)
  (29.05.04)Dana Group
 
29.05.04.01 Mendozite NaAl(SO4)2•11(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
29.05.04.02 Kalinite KAl(SO4)2•11(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CC.15 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CC -With medium-sized and large cations
 
07.CC.15 Mendozite NaAl(SO4)2•11(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 
07.CC.15 Kalinite KAl(SO4)2•11(H2O) C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Kalinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kalinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Glendale Community College
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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Kalinite

KAl(SO4)2•11(H2O)
Dana No: 29.05.04.02 Strunz No: 07.CC.15
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