taranakite

taranakite

[‚tar·ə′nä‚kīt]
(mineralogy)
KAl3(PO4)3(OH)·9H2O A white, gray, or yellowish-white mineral consisting of a hydrated basic phosphate of potassium and aluminum.
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The material overlaying some of the images adjacent to the source of the taranakite consisted mainly of amorphous silica and some whewellite.
One phosphate mineral, taranakite, is sometimes associated with seabird breeding sites (J.
Taranakites and amorphous iron and aluminium phosphates change to increasingly insoluble strengite-like and variscite-like crystalline compounds (Holford 1989).