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SYSTEMATIC CLASSIFICATION of the MINERALS
                   according to STRUNZ


                     based on the IMA / CNMNC list of Mineral Names, E.H. Nickel & M.C. Nichols (2007)



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Note:
In the tables with the mineral groups, all grandfathered and IMA accepted minerals, and all redefined or renamed minerals with IMA approval are written in bold.
Questionable minerals or minerals published without IMA approval are written in normal letters.



1. ELEMENTS
(Metals and intermetallic alloys, Metalloids and Nonmetals, Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides, Phosphides)

1.A: Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
1.B: Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
1.C: Metalloides and Nonmetals
1.D: Nonmetallic Carbides and Nitrides



2. SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS
(Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides, Antimonides, Bismuthides, Sulfarsenites, Sulfantimonites, Sulfbismuthites)

2.A: Metall-Metalloid alloys
2.B: Metalsulfides, M : S > 1 : 1 (mainly 2 : 1)
2.C: Metalsulfides, M : S = 1 : 1 (and similar)
2.D: Metalsulfides, M : S = 3 : 4 and 2 : 3
2.E: Metalsulfides, M : S < = 1 : 2
2.F: Sulfides of Arsenic, Alkalies, Sulfides with Halides, Oxide, Hydroxide, Water
2.G: Sulfarsenites, Sulfantimonites, Sulfbismuthites
2.H: Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
2.J: Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
2.K: Sulfarsenates
2.L: Unclassified Sulfides etc.
2.M: Oxy-Antimony-sulfides



3. HALIDES
(Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides, Iodides)

3.A: Simple Halides, without water
3.B: Simple Halides, with water
3.C: Complex Halides
3.D: Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and related double Halides



4. OXIDES, HYDROXIDES
(Oxides, Hydroxides, V[5,6]-Vanadates, Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites, Selenites, Tellurites, Iodates)

4.A: Metal : Oxygen = 2 : 1 and 1 : 1
4.B: Metal : Oxygen = 3 : 4 and similar
4.C: Metal : Oxygen = 2 : 3, 3 : 5 and similar
4.D: Metal : Oxygen = 1 : 2 and similar
4.E: Metal : Oxygen < 1 : 2
4.F: Hydroxides (without V or U)
4.G: Uranylhydroxides
4.H: V[5,6]-Vanadates and W[6]-Tungsten bronze
4.J: Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites
4.K: Sulfites, Selenites, Tellurites (Te4+O4), Tellurates (Te6+O6)
4.L: Iodates



5. CARBONATES
(Carbonates, Nitrates)

5.A: Carbonates without additional anions, without water
5.B: Carbonates with additional anions, without water
5.C: Carbonates without additional anions, with water
5.D: Carbonates with additional anions, with water
5.E: Uranylcarbonates
5.N: Nitrates



6. BORATES

6.A: Monoborates
6.B: Diborates
6.C: Triborates
6.D: Tetraborates
6.E: Pentaborates
6.F: Hexaborates
6.G: Heptaborates and other Megaborates
6.H: Unclassified borates



7. SULFATES
(Sulfates, Selenates, Tellurates, Chromates, Molybdates, Wolframates)

7.A: Sulfates etc. without additional anions, without water
7.B: Sulfates etc. with additional anions, without water
7.C: Sulfates etc. without additional anions, with water
7.D: Sulfates etc. with additional anions, with water
7.E: Uranylsulfates
7.F: Chromates
7.G: Molybdates and Wolframates
7.H: Uranium- and Uranylmolybdates and -wolframates
7.J: Thiosulfates



8. PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES

8.A: Phosphate etc. without additional anions, without water
8.B: Phosphate etc. with additional anions, without water
8.C: Phosphate etc. without additional anions, with water
8.D: Phosphate etc. with additional anions, with water
8.E: Uranylphosphates and -arsenates
8.F: Polyphosphates, Polyarsenates, [4]-Polyvanadates



9. SILICATES
(Silicates, Germanates)

9.A: Nesosilicates
9.B: Sorosilicates
9.C: Cyclosilicates
9.D: Inosilicates
9.E: Phyllosilicates
9.F: Tectosilicates without zeolithic water
9.G: Tectosilicates with zeolitic water, Zeolite family
9.H: Unclassified Silicates
9.J: Germanates



10. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

10.A: Salts of organic acids
10.B: Hydrocarbons
10.C: Miscellaneous Organic Minerals




References:
Strunz, H. & Nickel, E. (2001): Strunz Mineralogical Tables.- 9th. ed., E. Schweizerbarth

Nickel, E.H. & Nichols, M.C. (2007): IMA / CNMNC List of Mineral Names.- http://www.geo.vu.nl/users/ima-cnmmn/MINERALlist.pdf






Thomas Witzke / Stollentroll

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