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

Classification of Kangite

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Type Occurrence of Kangite

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:
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)
Spacegroup Ia-3
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:

Chemical Properties of Kangite

Idealised Formula:
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Kangite

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Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Kangite

Localities for Kangite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Mexico (TL)
  • 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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