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 aluminium phosphate mineral taranakite, [K.sub.3][Al.sub.5][H.sub.6](P[O.sub.4])8.18[H.sub.2]O, was a major component in a layer deposited on the surface of a weathered sandstone site at one of the sites in the Mitchell plateau, along with quartz and minor amounts of kaolinite and calcite.
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).