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Crystal System:
In allusion to its composition, containing potassium (Latin = KALIum), and STRONTium.
Isostructural with:
The strontium analogue of Palmierite.

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Classification of KalistrontiteHide


7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
A : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations

4 : Miscellaneous

25 : Sulphates
4 : Sulphates of Ca, Sr and Ba

Physical Properties of KalistrontiteHide


Optical Data of KalistrontiteHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.569 nε = 1.549
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of KalistrontiteHide


Crystallography of KalistrontiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.46 Å, c = 20.84 Å
a:c = 1 : 3.817
Unit Cell V:
538.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of KalistrontiteHide

Other Language Names for KalistrontiteHide

Simplified Chinese:钾锶矾

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.AD.CalciolangbeiniteK2Ca2(SO4)3 Iso. 2 3 : P21 3
7.AD.BubnovaiteK2Na8Ca(SO4)6Trig. 3m : P3 1c
7.AD.05ArcaniteK2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.05Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.10MercalliteKHSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.25GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
7.AD.30AnhydriteCaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.AD.35AnglesitePbSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.35BaryteBaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.35CelestineSrSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.AD.40Palmierite(K,Na)2Pb(SO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Na)2Pb(SO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m · 4H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.4.1AnhydriteCaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
25.4.2BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.4.3GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
25.4.4GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
25.4.6EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2OMon.
25.4.7HydroglauberiteNa10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2OMon.
25.4.8SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
25.4.9GörgeyiteK2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2OMon.
25.4.10PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2OTric. 1
25.4.11Koktaite(NH4)2Ca(SO4)2 · H2OMon.
25.4.13EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
25.4.14BentoriteCa6(Cr3+,Al)2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
25.4.15CelestineSrSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
25.4.17BaryteBaSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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.

References for KalistrontiteHide

Reference List:
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Voronova, M. L. (1962): Kalistrontite, a new mineral of potassium and strontium sulfate Zapiski Vserossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 91, 712-717. (in Russian)
American Mineralogist: 48: 708.
Periodico de Mineralogia-Roma (1979): 48: 195-203.

Internet Links for KalistrontiteHide

Localities for KalistrontiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Sichuan
    • Dazhou
      • Qu Co.
Min Mo (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 154-158
    • Guang'an
      • Linshui Co.
Yaoting Lin and Jinquan He (2004): Geology of Chemical Minerals 26(3), 145-149
  • Xinjiang
    • Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.)
Xiaohong Sun, Chenglin Liu, and Zhiqiang Xuan (2010): Mineral Deposits 29(4), 631-639
  • Yunnan
    • Pu'er
      • Jiangcheng Co.
Li, M., Yan, M., Wang, Z., Liu, X., Fang, X., & Li, J. (2015). The origins of the Mengye potash deposit in the Lanping–Simao Basin, Yunnan Province, Western China. Ore Geology Reviews, 69, 174-186.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Lüneburg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Lazio
    • Metropolitan City of Rome Capital
      • Bracciano Lake
        • Cesano geothermal field
Maras, A. (1979): Studi sui minerali del Lazio: la kalistrontite di Cesano. Per. Mineral., 48, 195-203; abstr. in Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4, 3 (3-1980), 69-70; Stoppani, F.S., Curti, E. (1982): I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
  • Omaheke Region
    • Aminuis
Mees, F. (1999): Distribution patterns of gypsum and kalistrontite in a dry lake basin of the southwestern Kalahari (Omongwa pan, Namibia). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24, 731-744.
Russia (TL)
  • Bashkortostan
    • Sterlitamak District
Am Min 48 (1963), 708; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Voronnova M L (1962) Kalistrontite, a new potassium strontium sulfate. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 91, issue 6, 712-717
  • Aegean Region
    • Kütahya Province
      • Emet
        • Doğanlar village
J. García-Veigas, L. Rosell, X. Alcobé, I. Subias, F. Ortí, I. Gündogan and C. Helvaci (2010) Fontarnauite, a New Sulphate-Borate Mineral from the Emet Borate District (Turkey). Macla 13, 97-98. ; Cooper, M. A., Hawthorne, F. C., García-Veigas, J., Alcobé, X., Helvaci, C., Grew, E. S., & Ball, N. A. (2015). Fontarnauite,(Na, K) 2 (Sr, Ca)(SO4)[B5O8 (OH)](H2O) 2, A New Sulfate-Borate Mineral From Doğanlar (Emet), Kütahya Province, Western Anatolia, Turkey. The Canadian Mineralogist, 53(5), 803-820.; García-Veigas, J., Rosell, L., Ortí, F., Gündoğan, İ., & Helvacı, C. (2011). Mineralogy, diagenesis and hydrochemical evolution in a probertite–glauberite–halite saline lake (Miocene, Emet Basin, Turkey). Chemical Geology, 280(3-4), 352-364.
  • England
    • North Yorkshire
      • Scarborough
Smith, F.W., Dearlove, J.P.L., Kemp, S.J., Bell, C.P., Milne, C.J. and Pottas, T.L. (2014) Potash – Recent exploration developments in North Yorkshire. Pp. 45-50 in Hunger, E., Brown, T. J. and Lucas, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences Ltd. 202pp
  • Lviv Oblast
    • Drohobych
Griniv, S. P., Iorysh, Z. I. & Skul'skaya, L. I. (1986): Kalistrontite from the Stebnik deposit of potassium salts. Mineralogicheskii Sbornik (Lvov) 40, 74-78. (in Russian)
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