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Aldzhanite

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Formula:
CaMgB2O4Cl · 7H2O
An uncertain calcium chloroborate. Poor chemical characterization, name should not be used.


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Classification of AldzhaniteHide

Discredited
5/J.02-30

5 : Nitrates, Carbonates & Borates
J : Chain borates with [B2O4]2- to [B6O10]2-
02 : Calciborite - Aldzhanite(?) series

Optical Data of AldzhaniteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.600 nγ = 1.620
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v weak

Chemical Properties of AldzhaniteHide

Formula:
CaMgB2O4Cl · 7H2O

Other Language Names for AldzhaniteHide

German:Aldzhanit
Spanish:Aldzhanita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

5/J.02-10CalciboriteCa(B2O4)Orth.
5/J.02-15KorzhinskiteCa(B2O4) · H2O
5/J.02-20ChelkariteCaMgB2O4(Cl,OH)2 · 5H2O Or near, with Cl:OH = 3:1Orth.

Other InformationHide

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

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