Al3[(OH,F)3/(PO4)2] * 9 H2O
System: triclinic Hardness:- Rarity:rare
Strunz id:VII/D.13-20 -
PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES and VANADATES
Name origin: Named in 1957 by Keith Norrish, Lillian E.R. Rogers, and R.E. Shapter in honor of Donald King (3 June 1926, Adelaide, Australia - 3 August 1989, The Gap, Australia), exploration geologist and mining executive with a varied background. He made significant contributions to the coal industry in Queensland. He collected the first specimens of kingite while he was a geologist with the Department of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia.