Bandylite, Betpakdalite-NaCa, Hexahydrite, Nitratine, Blödite

Specimen ID: 4RK-TTA

Mineral(s)
Bandylite : Cu[B(OH)4]Cl
Betpakdalite-NaCa : [Na2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O34(OH)3]
Hexahydrite : MgSO4·6H2O
Nitratine : NaNO3
Blödite : Na2Mg(SO4)2·4H2O
Locality
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Tiny 0.5 mm crystal of bandylite coexisting with yellow sodium betpakdalite and white mass comprised mainly with hexahydrite/pentahydrite, nitratine, bloedite and an alunite group mineral (all PXRD-confirmed; bandylite and sodium-betpakdalite also EDS-proved).
Łukasz Kruszewski - 19th July 2006

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Another view of 0.5 mm crystal of bandylite among white mass of hexahydrite/pentahydrite, nitratine, bloedite and an alunite group mineral (all PXRD-confirmed).
Łukasz Kruszewski - 19th July 2006

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Tin crystals of bandylite, with clearly seen tetragonal character, coexisting with yellowish sodium betpakdalite and white mass comprised mainly with hexahydrite/pentahydrite, nitratine, bloedite and an alunite group mineral (all PXRD-confirmed; bandylite and sodium-betpakdalite also EDS-proved).
Łukasz Kruszewski - 3rd January 2018

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Nice but tiny betpakdalite-NaCa (ex-sodium-betpakdalite) with green bandylite and white mass comprised mainly with hexahydrite/pentahydrite, nitratine, bloedite and an alunite group mineral (all PXRD-confirmed; bandylite and sodium-betpakdalite also EDS-proved). Betpakdalite-NaCa is a complex arsenoferrohydroxymolybdate.
Łukasz Kruszewski - 3rd January 2018
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