Betpakdalite - CaMg

Betpakdalite CaMg

Composition: [Ca2(H2O)17Mg(H2O)6][Mo8As2Fe3+3O36(OH)]
Crystal System : Monoclinic
Colours: Canary-yellow
Lustre : Vitreous
Hardness : 3
Specific Gravity : 2.87
IMA Number: 2011-034
IMA Status: Approved
Discovered By: Not stated
Named for: Composition/relationship
References: Kampf et al. (2012)


  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

As inclusions in scorodite, associated with quartz and djurleite, from 35 Level.