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Aklimaite

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Formula:
Ca4[Si2O5(OH)2](OH)4·5H2O
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
The name aklimaite reflects an allegory in two aspects: light colour of the mineral and strong efforts during the study of its unusual crystal structure on imperfect crystal. The old Turkic, probably with Arabian roots, names Aklima (women name) and Aklim (men name) mean, in particular, “light in intellect”. Choice of Turkic word for the naming of the mineral is caused by its type locality in Balkaria: Balkarian language belongs to the Turkic language family.
This page provides mineralogical data about Aklimaite.


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Classification of AklimaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011

Chemical Properties of AklimaiteHide

Formula:
Ca4[Si2O5(OH)2](OH)4·5H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca4[Si2O5(OH)2](OH)4 · 5H2O

Crystallography of AklimaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C1 2/m 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.907((5) Å, b = 3.6528(8) Å, c = 13.068(4) Å
β = 117.25(4)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 4.629 : 1 : 3.578
Unit Cell V:
717.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
11.64 (100)
8.30 (10)
4.349 (9)
3.073 (20)
2.948 (32)
2.901 (11)
2.576 (10)
2.320 (12)

Type Occurrence of AklimaiteHide

Synonyms of AklimaiteHide

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 AklimaiteHide

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Zadov, A.E., Pekov, I.V., Gazeev, V.M., Zubkova, N.V., Yapaskurt, V.O., Chukanov, N.V., Kartashov, P.M.,. Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Pertsev, N.N., Gurbanov, A.G. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2011) Aklimaite, IMA 2011-050. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2560.
Zadov, A.E., Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V., Gazeev, V.M., Chukanov, N.V., Yapaskurt, V.O., Kartashov, P.M., Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Pertzev, N.N., Gurbanov, A.G., Pushcharovsky, D.Yu. (2012) Aklimaite, Ca4[Si2O5(OH2)](OH)4·5Н2O, a new natural hydrosilicate from Lakargi area (the North Caucazus, Russia). Zapiski RMO: 141(2): 21-31.
Zubkova, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Pushcharovsky, D.Yu., Zadov, A.E., Chukanov, N.V. (2012) The crystal structure of aklimaite, Ca4[Si2O5(OH)2](OH)4·5 H2O. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 228: 452-455.

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Localities for AklimaiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
    • Baksan Valley
      • Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera)
        • Lakargi Mt.
Zadov, A.E., Pekov, I.V., Gazeev, V.M., Zubkova, N.V., Yapaskurt, V.O., Chukanov, N.V., Kartashov, P.M.,. Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Pertsev, N.N., Gurbanov, A.G. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2011): Aklimaite, IMA 2011-050. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2560.
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