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Kingite - Clinton Ironstone Quarry, Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia (#:MINS7912)

Chalky white mass of rare Kingite from Cintone quarry.
The Clinton Quarry was the first discovery of phosphate ore in South Australia, discovered 1899.


Formula :
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.

Specimen weight:19 gr.
Crystal size:masses
Overall size: 32mm x 30 mm x 25 mm



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Kingite - Clinton Ironstone Quarry, Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia


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