Articles | Volume 33, issue 4
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 341–355, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-341-2021
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 341–355, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-33-341-2021

Research article 02 Jul 2021

Research article | 02 Jul 2021

Kahlenbergite KAl11O17, a new β-alumina mineral and Fe-rich hibonite from the Hatrurim Basin, the Negev desert, Israel

Biljana Krüger et al.

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This is the first description of the new mineral kahlenbergite, found in the Hatrurim Basin, Israel, which is a region with unusual pyrometamorphic rocks. Kahlenbergite is chemically and structurally characterized. It is very similar to β-alumina compounds, which are synthetic materials known for their properties as fast ion conductors. Research in the Hatrurim Basin is needed to understand the complex mechanisms that created this mineralogically diverse hotspot of new minerals.