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Aksaite

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Aksait
weiße Aggregate von Aksait, Chelkar Salzlagerstätte, Aksai, Aqtöbe, Kasachstan; BB ~ 1 cm
Copyright: MinTreasure.com (Carsten Slotta); Contribution: openpit
Location: Kasachstan/Aqtöbe, Gebiet (Aqtöbe oblysy)/Aksai/Chelkar Salzdom
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Aksait

weiße Aggregate von Aksait, Chelkar Salzlagerstätte, Aksai, Aqtöbe, Kasachstan; BB 1 cm

Copyright: MinTreasure.com (Carsten Slotta)
Contribution: openpit 2020-03-05
Locality: Chelkar Salzdom / Aksai / Aqtöbe, Gebiet (Aqtöbe oblysy) / Kasachstan

Collectors Summary

Color hellgrau
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5
Solubility +++ HCl, - H2O
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pbca

Chemism

Chemical formula

MgB6O7(OH)6·2H2O

Chemical composition

Magnesium, Bor, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 339.24618 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 32

Info

Empirical formula:

MgB6O7(OH)6·2H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

2.97

10

31.25

1.0079470

10.0794700

Boron

B

19.12

6

18.75

10.8117000

64.8702000

Oxygen

O

70.74

15

46.88

15.9994300

239.9914500

Magnesium

Mg

7.16

1

3.13

24.3050600

24.3050600

Analysis wt%

B2O3 : 61.56, MgO : 11.88, H2O : 26.55 (Ref: berechnet)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

6.FA.05

6: Borate
F: Hexaborate
A: Insel(Neso)-Hexaborate
05:Aksait-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/H.17-030

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
H: Gruppenborate
17: Planare und tetraedrische Gruppen [B3O5] 1- bis [B6O10] 2-

Classification by Hölzel

6.FA.100

6: Borates
F: Hexaborates
A: Nesohexaborates
1: Aksaite-Group - 6(3P+3T)

Dana 8th edition

26.06.04.01

26: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
06: Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

hellgrau

Streak color

weiß

max. Birefringence

0.054

Birefringence chart\! Aksaite title=Birefringence chart Aksaite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.472

RI value β

1.503

RI value γ / ε

1.526

Ri mean

1.500

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 80°

Crystallography

Crystal System

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm

Space Group number

61

Space Group

Pbca

Cell parameters a (Å)

12.54

Cell parameters b (Å)

24.35

Cell parameters c (Å)

7.484

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.515

Cell parameters c/b

0.307

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

8

Volume (ų)

2285.232

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

6.4(100),
6.3(30),
6.1(50),
4.72(50),
4.37(20),
3.59(30),
3.19(50),
3.11(50)

XRD chart Aksaite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

2.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

53 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

1.99 (gemessen)

1.972 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ HCl, - H2O

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Blazko & Kondrat'eva & Yarzhemskiy, 1962

References

American Mineralogist 48 (1963), 930

Other languages

German

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English

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French

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Spanish

Aksaíta

Russian

Аксаит

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Aks

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) e3muACpaUEqoDWymojBqLw
GUID (Global unique identifier) 00AE797B-5A2A-4A50-A80D-6CA6A2306A2F
Database ID 43