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Elpasolite

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Elpasolith
Bildbreite: 2 mm, Fundort: Le Cetine, Toskana, Italien
Copyright: Luigi Chiappino; Contribution: thdun5
Location: Italien/Toskana (Toscana)/Siena, Provinz/Chiusdino/Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine
Mineral: Elpasolite
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Elpasolith

Bildbreite: 2 mm, Fundort: Le Cetine, Toskana, Italien

Copyright: Luigi Chiappino
Contribution: thdun5 2010-09-23
Locality: Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine / Chiusdino / Siena, Provinz / Toskana (Toscana) / Italien
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Le Cetine Mine,Siena/Toskana,Italien; Bildbreite ca.3 mm
Copyright: Haubi; Contribution: Haubi
Collection: Haubi
Location: Italien/Toskana (Toscana)/Siena, Provinz/Chiusdino/Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine
Mineral: Elpasolite
Image: 1515340668
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Elpasolith x mit Gips xx

Le Cetine Mine,Siena/Toskana,Italien; Bildbreite ca.3 mm

Collection: Haubi
Copyright: Haubi
Contribution: Haubi 2018-01-07
Locality: Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine / Chiusdino / Siena, Provinz / Toskana (Toscana) / Italien

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Collectors Summary

Color farblos
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5
Solubility +++ konz. H2SO4
Crystal System kubisch, Fm3m

Chemism

Chemical formula

K2NaAlF6

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Natrium, Fluor, Kalium

Unit weight: 242.1583479 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 10

Info

Empirical formula:

K2NaAlF6

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Fluorine

F

47.07

6

60.00

18.9984033

113.9904195

Sodium

Na

9.49

1

10.00

22.9897702

22.9897702

Aluminium

Al

11.14

1

10.00

26.9815382

26.9815382

Potassium

K

32.29

2

20.00

39.0983100

78.1966200

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

3.CB.15

3: Halide (Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Iodide)
C: Komplexe Halogenide
B: Insel-Aluminofluoride (Neso-Aluminofluoride)
15:Kryolith-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

III/B.03-040

III: HALOGENIDE (Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Jodide)
B: Doppelhalogenide
3: mit [BF4] 1-, [SiF6] 2- und [AlF6] 3-

Classification by Hölzel

3.DD.120

3: HALIDES
D: Complex Halides
D: Fluoro-Aluminates
1: Cryolite-Group

Dana 8th edition

11.06.02.01

11: Halide Complexes; Alumino-fluorides
06: Halide Complexes; Alumino-fluorides with miscellaneous formulae

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Perovskite supergroup  ⇒ Stoichiometric perovskites  ⇒ Cryolite subgroup

Optical Properties

Color

farblos

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

RI value α / ω / n

1.376

Ri mean

1.376

2V angle

Isotropisch

Crystallography

Crystal System

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

225

Space Group

Fm3m

Cell parameters a (Å)

8.116

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

-

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1

Cell parameters c/b

-

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

4

Volume (ų)

534.597

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

4.687(20),
2.868(100),
2.345(70),
2.030(90),
1.658(30),
1.436(30),
1.284(10),
1.085(10)

XRD chart Elpasolite

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)

2.995

3.009 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ konz. H2SO4

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Cross & Hillebrand, 1885

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 3 (1997), 175

IMA group assignments



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Na3AlF6
monoklin
P21/n

 
 
 
 
K2NaAlF6
kubisch
Fm3m

 
 
 
 
Na2Li[AlF6]
monoklin
P21/n

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Other languages

Spanish

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French

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English

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German

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Russian

Эльпасолит

Alternative Name

Elpasolit

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Elp

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) MKeDuVOvTUirnkgMCu4lKA
GUID (Global unique identifier) B983A730-AF53-484D-AB9E-480C0AEE2528
Database ID 1022