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Askanite

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Formula:
(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
A variety of Montmorillonite

A variety of Montmorillonite - a decomposition product of volcanic ash.

Originally described from Askana, Ozurgety District, Georgia.


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Chemical Properties of AskaniteHide

Formula:
(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

Synonyms of AskaniteHide

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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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- 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.
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Alxa League (Alashan Prefecture)
      • Alxa Left Banner (Alashan Zuoqi)
Zhenmi Liu (2000): Journal of Salt Lake Research 29(3), 21-26
Georgia
 
  • Guria
Ralph E. Grim (2011) Bentonites: Geology, mineralogy, properties and uses. Elsevier 256pp
Russia
 
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Yeniseisk Autonomous Oblast
      • Kuznetsk Alatau Range
Kuleshov, V.N., and Bych, A.F. (2002): Lithology and Mineral Resources 37(4), 330-343.
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
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