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Ronneburg U deposit, Gera, Thuringia, Germany
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|Name:||Named after Mr. D. King (1926-1990), Geologist, of the Department of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia who collected the first specimens.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Kingite.
Classification of Kingite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||7/D.13-20|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.DC.47|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
C : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 1:1 and < 2:1
|Dana 8th edition ID:||188.8.131.52|
42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||19.7.11|
19 : Phosphates
7 : Phosphates of Al alone
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Type Occurrence of Kingite
|Type Locality:||Fairview Quarry (Fairview Phosphate Workings; Lily Dora; Baldina), Robertstown, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia|
|Year of Discovery:||1956|
Crystallography of Kingite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 9.15Å, b = 10Å, c = 7.24Å|
α = 98.6°, β = 93.6°, γ = 93.2°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.915 : 1 : 0.724|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 652.29 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Kingite
Chemical Properties of Kingite
|Essential elements:||Al, H, O, P|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, H, O, P|
Relationship of Kingite to other Species
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Other Names for Kingite
|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 Kingite
Norrish, K., Rogers, L.E.R., Shapter, R.E. (1957) Kingite, a new hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral from Robertstown, South Australia, Mineralogical Magazine, 31, 351-357.
Fleischer, M. (1957) New mineral names, American Mineralogist: 42: 580-586.
Kato, T. (1970) Cell dimensions of the hydrated phosphate, kingite. American Mineralogist: 55: 515-517.
Wallwork, K.S., Pring, A., Taylor, M.R., and Hunter, B.A. (2004) The network of hydrogen bonding in kingite as revealed by a neutron-diffraction investigation of its deuterated analogue, Al3(PO4)2F3·7D2O. The Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 135-141.
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Localities for Kingite
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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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