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|Name:||Named in allusion to the size of the Z value since it shares the same chemical formula with kalsilite, but its unit cell is 12 times larger.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Megakalsilite.
Classification of Megakalsilite
|IMA status:||Approved 2001|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.FA.05|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions
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Type Occurrence of Megakalsilite
|Type Locality:||Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia|
Physical Properties of Megakalsilite
Crystallography of Megakalsilite
Chemical Properties of Megakalsilite
|Essential elements:||Al, K, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, K, O, Si|
Relationship of Megakalsilite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Megakalsilite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Megakalsilite
Canadian Mineralogist (2002): 40: 961-970.
Internet Links for Megakalsilite
Localities for Megakalsilite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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Locality Updated: Myall Lakes Reserve, Bolton, Victoria, AustraliaFrom Pat Sutton, 23rd May 2013 01:14:04