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Taranakite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
1-2
1.2 Luster
Not Available
1.3 Cleavage
Not Available
1.4 Fracture
Not Available
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.19
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Malleable
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
K3Al5(HPO4)6(PO4)2•18(H2O)
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
K3Al5(HPO4)6(PO4)2•18(H2O)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Hexagonal
2.2.2 Space group
Trigonal Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol ( 3 2/m) Space Group: R 3 c
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Platy, massive, nodular
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Hexagonal scalenohedral ( 3 m)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
1,342.30
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:c = 1:10.92214
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
1.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
8.70
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
95.05
Rank: 1 (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
2.09 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
128.51
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
15.5(1), 3.83(0.8), 7.6(0.8
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.15
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Transparent
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Phosphate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
5.3 Dana Class
39.03.06.01
5.4 Strunz Class
08.CH.25
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Formed from phosphatic solutions derived from bird or bat guano reacting with clays or aluminous rocks under perenially damp conditions
6.2 Locality
Sugarloaves, near New Plymouth, Taranaki Peninsula, New Zealand. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named for the locality.
6.4 Color
White, Yellow, Not Available, Not Available, White., White, Not Available, Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 85750
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Taranakite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Taranakite? Here you can know all about it. Taranakite mineral belongs to Phosphate minerals. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Taranakite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Taranakite has Mohs Hardness between 1-2.

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