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Member of:Rinneite Group

Mn analogue of rinneite.

Classification of Saltonseaite

IMA status:Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Saltonseaite

Type Locality:Salton Sea, Imperial Co., California, USA
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA, catalogue number 23604

Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, catalogue number M51615

Crystallography of Saltonseaite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:R3c
Space Group Setting:R3c
Cell Parameters:a = 12.0966(5) Å, c = 13.9555(10) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.154
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,768.49 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
5.831 (61)
3.498 (25)
2.851 (68)
2.689 (32)
2.625 (62)
2.542 (100)
1.983 (32)
1.384 (22)

Chemical Properties of Saltonseaite

Simplified for copy/paste:K3NaMnCl6
Essential elements:Cl, K, Mn, Na
All elements listed in formula:Cl, K, Mn, Na

Relationship of Saltonseaite to other Species

Member of:Rinneite Group
Other Members of Group:

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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 Saltonseaite

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Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Nestola, F., Kasatkin, A. (2012) Saltonseaite, IMA 2011-104. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 809; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

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    • California
      • Imperial Co.
    Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Nestola, F., Kasatkin, A. (2012) Saltonseaite, IMA 2011-104. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 809; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.
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