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Kambaldaite Mineral Data

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General Kambaldaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 542.85 gm
   Sodium     4.24 %  Na    5.71 % Na2O
   Nickel    43.25 %  Ni   55.04 % NiO
   Hydrogen   1.67 %  H    14.93 % H2O
   Carbon     6.64 %  C    24.32 % CO2
   Oxygen    44.21 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in nickel-bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Otter shoot, Kambalda, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kambaldaite + Pronunciation Say KAMBALDAITE

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Comments: Light green kambaldaite blebs and crusts.
Location: Kambalda Nickel deposit, Kambalda, WA, Australia. Scale: Picture size 3 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Kambaldaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.58965
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.34, c = 6.097, Z = 2; V = 564.53 Den(Calc)= 3.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (6) Space Group: P 63
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 9.03(1), 4.49(0.9), 3.613(0.4),

Physical Properties of Kambaldaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Light green, Emerald green.
Help on Density: Density: 3.18
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light green

Optical Properties of Kambaldaite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): light green.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): emerald green.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.001 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.21,KPDmeas= 0.2107,KC= 0.2098
Ncalc = 1.67
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.65, e=1.69, bire=0.0400.

Calculated Properties of Kambaldaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.17 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kambaldaite =3.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0058316943
Boson Index = 0.9941683057
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKambaldaite = 17.08 barns/electron
U=PEKambaldaite x rElectron Density= 54.19 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kambaldaite is Not Radioactive

Kambaldaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 16b.07.12.01 (16b)Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.07)Dana Type
  (16b.07.12)Dana Group
16b.07.12.01 Kambaldaite NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O) P 63 6
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.DA.20 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.D - Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  05.DA -With medium-sized cations
05.DA.20 Kambaldaite NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O) P 63 6

Other Kambaldaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kambaldaite :
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

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Dana No: 16b.07.12.01 Strunz No: 05.DA.20





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