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Kokchetavite

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Formula:
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
System:Hexagonal
Name:For locality.


3-7 micrometer plates and prisms.

Classification of Kokchetavite

IMA status:Approved 2004
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.FA.75

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions
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Type Occurrence of Kokchetavite

Type Locality:Lake Kumdikol diamond deposit, Lake Kumdikol (Lake Kumdykol'; Ozero Kumdykol'), Prirechnoye, Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Place of Conservation of Type Material:National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan.
Geological Setting of type material:Ultrahigh-grade granitic and biotite gneiss

Physical Properties of Kokchetavite

Density (calculated):2.45 g/cm3

Crystallography of Kokchetavite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Class (H-M):6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:P6/mmm {P6m 2/m 2/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 5.27Å, c = 7.82Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.484
Unit Cell Volume:V 188.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Kokchetavite

Formula:
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
Simplified for copy/paste:KAlSi3O8
Essential elements:Al, K, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, K, O, Si

Relationship of Kokchetavite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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9.FA.05Kaliophilite
KAlSiO
 
4
9.FA.05Kalsilite
KAlSiO
 
4
9.FA.05Nepheline
(Na,K)AlSiO
 
4
9.FA.05Panunzite
(K,Na)AlSiO
 
4
9.FA.05Trikalsilite
(K,Na)AlSiO
 
4
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite
(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O
 
4
]
9.FA.05Megakalsilite
KAlSiO
 
4
9.FA.10Malinkoite
NaBSiO
 
4
9.FA.15Virgilite
LiAlSi
 
2
O
 
6
9.FA.25Lisitsynite
KBSi
 
2
O
 
6
9.FA.30Adularia
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Anorthoclase
(Na,K)AlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Buddingtonite
(NH
 
4
)AlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Celsian
BaAl
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.30Hyalophane
(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
9.FA.30Microcline
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Orthoclase
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Sanidine
KAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Rubicline
(Rb,K)AlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.30Monalbite
NaAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.35Albite
NaAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.35Andesine
(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
9.FA.35Anorthite
CaAl
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.35Bytownite
(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
9.FA.35Labradorite
(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
9.FA.35Oligoclase
(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
9.FA.35Reedmergnerite
Na[BSi
 
3
O
 
8
]
9.FA.40Paracelsian
BaAl
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.45Svyatoslavite
CaAl
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.45Kumdykolite
NaAlSi
 
3
O
 
8
9.FA.50Slawsonite
(Sr,Ca)Al
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.55Lisetite
CaNa
 
2
Al
 
4
Si
 
4
O
 
16
9.FA.60Banalsite
BaNa
 
2
[Al
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
 
2
9.FA.60Stronalsite
SrNa
 
2
[Al
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
]
 
2
9.FA.65Danburite
CaB
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.65Maleevite
BaB
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.65Pekovite
SrB
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
8
9.FA.70Lingunite
(Na,Ca)AlSi
 
3
O
 
8

Other Names for Kokchetavite

Synonyms:
IMA2004-011
Other Languages:
German:Kokchetavit
Simplified Chinese:库克塔切夫石
Traditional Chinese:庫克塔切夫石

Other Information

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 Kokchetavite

Reference List:

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Contrib. Mineral, Petrol., 148, 380-389.

S.L. Hwang, T.F. Yui, H.T. Chu, P. Shen, J.G. Liou, N.V. Sobolev (2013): Oriented kokchetavite compound rods in clinopyroxene of Kokchetav ultrahigh-pressure rocks. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 63, 56-69.

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  • Localities for Kokchetavite

    (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.
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast')
      • Kokshetau (Kökshetau; Kokchetau; Kokchetav)
    S.L. Hwang, T.F. Yui, H.T. Chu, P. Shen, J.G. Liou, N.V. Sobolev (2013): Oriented kokchetavite compound rods in clinopyroxene of Kokchetav ultrahigh-pressure rocks. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 63, 56-69.
      • Prirechnoye
        • Lake Kumdikol (Lake Kumdykol'; Ozero Kumdykol')
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