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Kyrgyzstanite Mineral Data

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General Kyrgyzstanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 527.51 gm
   Aluminum  20.46 %  Al   38.66 % Al2O3
   Zinc      12.40 %  Zn   15.43 % ZnO
   Hydrogen   3.44 %  H    30.74 % H2O
   Sulfur     6.08 %  S    15.18 % SO3
   Oxygen    57.63 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnAl4SO4(OH)12•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Zn-dominant analogue of chalcoalumite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kara-Tangi, Fergana Valley, Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-024

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Comments: A small coating of greenish kyrgyzstanite..
Location: Kara-Tangi U deposit, Batken Oblast, Kyrgyzstan. Scale: Field of view 0.3 cm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kyrgyzstanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.1547:1:1.9407
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.246, b = 8.873, c = 17.22, Z = 4; beta = 96.41° V = 1,555.73 Den(Calc)= 2.25
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.27(1), 8.6(1), 1.998(0.95),2.292(0.8), 4.83(0.8), 2.516(0.7), 7.93(0.7), 1.896(0.65),

Optical Properties of Kyrgyzstanite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.53 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2358) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1

Calculated Properties of Kyrgyzstanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.29 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kyrgyzstanite =2.25 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0058199836
Boson Index = 0.9941800164
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKyrgyzstanite = 6.89 barns/electron
U=PEKyrgyzstanite x rElectron Density= 15.75 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kyrgyzstanite is Not Radioactive

Kyrgyzstanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (31)Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.03)where (A+ B++)5 (XO4) Zq�x(H2O)
  (31.03.01)Dana Group Chalcoalumite CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12•3(H2O) P 21 2 Nickelalumite* (Ni,Cu)Al4[(SO4),(NO3)2](OH)12•3(H2O) P 21 2 Kyrgyzstanite! ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12•3(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.DD.07.5 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.D - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  07.DD -With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
07.DD.07.5 Kyrgyzstanite! ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12•3(H2O) P 21/n 2/m

Other Kyrgyzstanite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kyrgyzstanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - Google Images
4 - Google Scholar
5 - MinDAT
6 - MinMax(Deutsch)
7 - MinMax(English)
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 07.DD.07.5