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Kangite

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Formula:
(Sc,Ti,Al,Zr,Mg,Ca,□)
 
2
O
 
3
System:Isometric


Basically impure Sc2O3 which is well known as a synthetic compound.

Classification of Kangite

IMA status:Approved 2011
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Type Occurrence of Kangite

Type Locality:Allende meteorite (Pueblito de Allende meteorite; Qutrixpileo meteorite [NHM cat.]), Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Holotype material in section USNM 7555 is housed in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA

Crystallography of Kangite

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Cell Parameters:a = 9.842(1) Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 953.34 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Comment:Spacegroup Ia-3
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.019(16)
2.842(100)
2.461(10)
2.099(15)
1.931(75)
1.740(51)
1.519(29)
1.484(23)

Chemical Properties of Kangite

Formula:
(Sc,Ti,Al,Zr,Mg,Ca,□)
 
2
O
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:(Sc,Ti,Al,Zr,Mg,Ca,□)2O3
Idealised Formula:
Sc
 
2
O
 
3
Essential elements:O, Sc
All elements listed in formula:Al, Ca, Mg, O, Sc, Ti, Zr

Other Names for Kangite

Synonyms:
IMA2011-092
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Other Information

Health Warning:Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Rossman, G. and Liu, W. (2012): Kangite, IMA 2011-092. CNMNC Newsletter No. 12, February 2012, page 155; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 151-155.

Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Rossman, G.R. and Liu, W. (2013): Kangite, (Sc,Ti,Al,Zr,Mg,Ca,□)2O3, a new ultra-refractory scandia mineral from the Allende meteorite: Synchrotron micro-Laue diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction. American Mineralogist, 98, 870-878.

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  • Localities for Kangite

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    • Chihuahua
      • Pueblito de Allende
    Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Rossman,G. and Liu, W. (2012): Kangite, IMA 2011-092. CNMNC Newsletter No. 12, February 2012, page 155; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 151-155; Ma, C., Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Rossman, G.R. and Liu, W. (2013): Kangite, (Sc,Ti,Al,Zr,Mg,Ca,□)2O3, a new ultra-refractory scandia mineral from the Allende meteorite: Synchrotron micro-Laue diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction. American Mineralogist, 98, 870-878.
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