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General Akdalaite Information

Chemical Formula: 5(Al2O3)(H2O)
Composition: Molecular Weight = 527.82 gm
Aluminum 51.12 % Al 96.59 % Al2O3
Hydrogen 0.38 % H 3.41 % H2O
Oxygen 48.50 % O
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100.00 % 100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Empirical Formula: (Al2O3)5(H2O)
Environment: In a skarn.
IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Locality: Solvech fluorite deposit, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan, Akdala. Link
to MinDat.org Location Data.
Name Origin: Named for the Kazakh name for the locality.
Name Pronunciation: Akdalaite + Pronunciation
Synonym: IMA1969-002
IMA2004-051 - IMA1969-002 (Akdalaite) has priority

Akdalaite Image

Comments: Crystalline white akdalaite.

Location: Bulla Island, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan. Scale:
See Photo.
Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral

Akdalaite Crystallography
Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.58781
Cell Dimensions: a = 5.58, c = 8.86, Z = 1; V = 238.91 Den(Calc)= 3.67
Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal PyramidalH-M Symbol (6mm) Space
Group: P 63mc
Crystal Structure:

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Mouse Demichelis R , Noel Y , Zicovich-Wilson C M , Roetti C , Valenzano L , Dovesi R ,
drag1 - LMB Manipulate Structure
drag2 - RMB Resize/Rotate Journal of Physics: Conference Series , 117 (2008) p.012013-012013, Ab-initio
Keyboard quantum mechanical study of akdalaite (5Al2O3H2O):, Structure and vibrational
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Physical Properties of Akdalaite

Cleavage: None
Color: White.
Density: 3.68
Diaphaneity: Translucent
Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Hardness: 7 - Quartz
Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Streak: white

Optical Properties of Akdalaite

Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.044 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.042 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2027,KPDmeas= 0.2022,KC= 0.2115
Ncalc = 1.78
Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.741, w=1.747, bire=0.0060.

Calculated Properties of Akdalaite

Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.62 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Akdalaite =3.67 gm/cc.
Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0002333701
Boson Index = 0.9997666299
Photoelectric: PEAkdalaite = 1.50 barns/electron
U=PEAkdalaite x rElectron Density= 5.42 barns/cc.
Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Akdalaite is Not Radioactive

Akdalaite Classification
Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
(04.03)with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)
(04.03.02)Dana Group Akdalaite 5(Al2O3)(H2O) P 63mc 6mm Ferrihydrite Fe2O30.5(H2O) P 31c 3 2/m
Strunz Class: 04.FL.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites,
antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
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04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)

04.FL -Hydroxides with H2O (OH); sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
04.FL.05 Akdalaite 5(Al2O3)(H2O) P 63mc 6mm
04.FL.05 Meixnerite Mg6Al2(OH)184(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
04.FL.05 Jamborite (Ni,Ni,Fe)(OH)2(OH,S,(H2O)) Unk Hex
04.FL.05 Iowaite Mg4Fe(OH)8OCl2-4(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
04.FL.05 Muskoxite Mg7Fe4O1310(H2O) Unk (pseudo HEX-R) Trig
04.FL.05 Woodallite! Mg6Cr2(OH)16Cl24(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m

Other Akdalaite Information

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