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General Satimolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNa2Al4(B2O5)3Cl3•13(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 838.41 gm
   Potassium   4.66 %  K     5.62 % K2O
   Sodium      5.48 %  Na    7.39 % Na2O
   Aluminum   12.87 %  Al   24.32 % Al2O3
   Boron       7.74 %  B    24.91 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    3.13 %  H    27.93 % H2O
   Chlorine   12.69 %  Cl   12.69 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -2.86 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     53.43 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KNa2Al4(B2O5)3Cl3•13(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In halite-polyhalite-boracite-kieserite-clay rocks
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Satimola salt dome, north Caspian region, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Satimolite + Pronunciation Say SATIMOLITE

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Comments: Porcelaneous massive satimolite.
Location: Satimola-Sahstock, Zapadno-Kazahstan, Kazakhstan. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Satimolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.677:1:0.3739
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.62, b = 18.64, c = 6.97, Z = 2; V = 1,639.60 Den(Calc)= 1.70
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.2(1), 6.3(0.9), 9.5(0.9),

Physical Properties of Satimolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Chalky white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.1
Help on Habit: Habit: Nodular - Tuberose forms having irregular protuberances over the surface.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1-2 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Satimolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.218 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.3216,KPDmeas= 0.2603,KC= 0.264
Ncalc = 1.45 - 1.55
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.535, b=1.552, g=1.553, bire=0.0180, 2V(Calc)=26, 2V(Meas)=small.

Calculated Properties of Satimolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.12 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Satimolite =2.10 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESatimolite = 1.89 barns/electron
U=PESatimolite x relectron= 4.01 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 68.06 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Satimolite per GRapi unit = 1.47 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Satimolite - barely detectable


Satimolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (26)Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.07)Dana Type
  (26.07.04)Dana Group Satimolite KNa2Al4(B2O5)3Cl3•13(H2O) Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.HA.15 06 - BORATES
  06.H - Unclassified Borates
  06.HA -Unclassified borates
06.HA.15 Satimolite KNa2Al4(B2O5)3Cl3•13(H2O) Unk Ortho

Other Satimolite 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 Satimolite :
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: Strunz No: 06.HA.15





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