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|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
|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
|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
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.
Internet Links for Kauaiite
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.
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Locality Updated: Keeler, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 17th Apr 2014 18:39:59