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Konyaite Mineral Data

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General Konyaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 352.49 gm
   Sodium     13.04 %  Na   17.58 % Na2O
   Magnesium   6.90 %  Mg   11.43 % MgO
   Hydrogen    2.86 %  H    25.55 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.19 %  S    45.43 % SO3
   Oxygen     59.01 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Salt efflorescences on saline soils, formed between 30 deg C and 50deg C by evaporation of ground and surface waters.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Cakmak, between Eregli and Nigde, Great Konya Basin, Konya Province, Turkey. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Konyaite Say KONYAITE

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Comments: white powdery konyaite.
Location: Great Konya Basin, Konya, Turkey. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Konyaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.2407:1:0.3357
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.784, b = 24.026, c = 8.066, Z = 4; beta = 95.37° V = 1,115.98 Den(Calc)= 2.10
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.54(1), 3.96(0.45), 4.017(0.45),

Physical Properties of Konyaite

Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.088
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Konyaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2232,KPDmeas= 0.2245,KC= 0.2236
Ncalc = 1.47
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.464, b=1.468, g=1.474, bire=0.0100, 2V(Calc)=80, 2V(Meas)=74.

Calculated Properties of Konyaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.14 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Konyaite =2.10 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0085473463
Boson Index = 0.9914526537
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKonyaite = 1.52 barns/electron
U=PEKonyaite x rElectron Density= 3.26 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Konyaite is Not Radioactive

Konyaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.03)where (A+)2 B (XO4)2 � x(H2O)
  (29.03.05)Dana Group Konyaite Na2Mg(SO4)2•5(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CC.80 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CC -With medium-sized and large cations
07.CC.80 Konyaite Na2Mg(SO4)2•5(H2O) P 21/c 2/m

Other Konyaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) 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 Konyaite :
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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