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Kauaiite

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Formula:
(K,Na)Al
 
4
SO
 
4
(OH)
 
11
· 4H
 
2
O ?
Name:Named from type locality, the Island of Kauai, Hawaii.


A white alkali-aluminium sulphate. Probably fine-grained alunite.
NOTE: Palache et al. (1951) list this material under alunite.

Originally reported from Kauai Island, Kauai Co., Hawaii, USA.

Classification of Kauaiite

IMA status:Not Approved
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Chemical Properties of Kauaiite

Formula:
(K,Na)Al
 
4
SO
 
4
(OH)
 
11
· 4H
 
2
O ?
Simplified for copy/paste:(K,Na)Al4SO4(OH)11·4H2O ?
Essential elements:Al, H, K, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Al, H, K, Na, O, S

Other Names for Kauaiite

Other Languages:
German:Kauaiit
Spanish:Kauaiita

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 Kauaiite

Reference List:

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Goldsmith (1894) Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia: 105.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 556, 559.

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  • Localities for Kauaiite

    (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.
    USA
     
    • Hawaii
      • Kauai Co.
    Goldsmith (1894) Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia: 105; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 556.
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