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Basaluminite

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Formula:
Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Synonym:
A synonym of Felsőbányaite
Basaluminite was discredited when it was found to be the same mineral as felsöbányaite.


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Bannister and Hollingworth (1948) Nature: 162: 565.
Bannister and Hollingworth (1950) Mineralogical Magazine: 29: 1.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 586.
American Mineralogist (1948) 33: 787.
Brydon, J.E. and Singh, S. Shah (1969) The nature of the synthetic crystalline basic aluminum sulphates as compared with basaluminite. Can. Mineral. 9, 644-654.
Farkas, L. and Pertlik, F. (1997) Crystal structure determinations of felsőbanyaite and basaluminite, Al4(SO4)(OH)10•4H2O. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 38, 5-15.
Canadian Mineralogist (2004) 44: 1617.
Papp, G. (2004) History of minerals, rocks and fossil resins discovered in the Carpathian region. Studia Naturalia 15: 24. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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