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MINERAL CLASSIFICATION / SYSTEMATIK der MINERALE

           based on E.H. Nickel & M.C. Nichols (2009), H. Strunz & E.H. Nickel (2001)



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


3.A: Simple Halides, without H2O


3.AA. Simple Halides, M : X = 1 : 1, 2 : 3 and related ratios
 
3.AA.05. Nantokite group
 
Nantokite CuCl cub., F-43m G
Marshite CuI cub., F-43m G
Miersite AgI cub., F-43m G

 
3.AA.10. Iodargyrite
 
Iodargyrite AgI hex., P63/mc FOTO A
Tocornalite (Ag,Hg)I Q

The existence of Tocornalite as a mineral is very questionable.


 
3.AA.15. Chlorargyrite group
 
Chlorargyrite AgCl cub., Fm-3m FOTO A
Bromargyrite AgBr cub., Fm-3m FOTO A


 
3.AA.20. Halite group
 
Griceite LiF cub., Fm-3m FOTO IMA 1986-043
Villiaumite NaF cub., Fm-3m FOTO G
Carobbiite KF cub., Fm-3m G
Halite NaCl cub., Fm-3m FOTO G
Sylvite KCl cub., Fm-3m FOTO G


 
3.AA.25. Salammoniac group
 
Salammoniac  /  Salmiak NH4Cl cub., Pm-3m FOTO G
Lafossaite TlCl cub., Pm-3m FOTO IMA 2003-043


 
3.AA.27. Nataliyamalikite
 
Nataliyamalikite TlI orth., Cmcm IMA 2016-022


 
3.AA.30. Calomel group
 
Calomel HgCl tetr., I4/mmm FOTO G
Kuzminite HgBr tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1986-005
Moschelite HgI tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1987-038


 
3.AA.35. Brontesite
 
Brontesite (NH4)3PbCl5 orth., Pnma IMA 2008-039


 
3.AA.40. Flinteite
 
Flinteite K2ZnCl4 orth., Pna21 IMA 2014-009


 
3.AA.42. Pseudocotunnite
 
Pseudocotunnite K2PbCl4 (?) orth. Q


 
3.AA.45. Neighborite group [Perovskite supergroup, Single Perovskites ABX3, Neighborite subgroup]
 
Neighborite NaMgF3 orth., Pcmn A
Parascandolaite KMgF3 cub., Pm-3m IMA 2013-092


 
3.AA.50. Chlorocalcite [Perovskite supergroup, Single Perovskites ABX3, Chlorocalcite subgroup]
 
Chlorocalcite KCaCl3 orth., Pnma G


 
3.AA.55. Javorieite
 
Javorieite KFeCl3 orth., Pnma IMA 2016-020


 
3.AA.60. Sanguite
 
Sanguite KCuCl3 mon., P21/c IMA 2013-002


 
3.AA.65. Mellizinkalite
 
Mellizinkalite K3Zn2Cl7 tric., P-1 IMA 2014-010


 
3.AA.70. Challacolloite group
 
Challacolloite KPb2Cl5 mon., P21/c FOTO IMA 2004-028
Hephaistosite TlPb2Cl5 mon., P21/c IMA 2006-043


 
3.AA.75. Kolarite
 
Kolarite PbTeCl2 orth., Pmmm (?) IMA 1983-081


 
3.AA.80. Radhakrishnaite
 
Radhakrishnaite PbTe3Cl2 tetr. FOTO IMA 1983-082



 
 
3.AB. Simple Halides, M : X = 1 : 2
 
3.AB.05. Tolbachite
 
Tolbachite CuCl2 mon., C2/m FOTO IMA 1982-067

 
3.AB.10. Coccinite
 
Coccinite HgI2 tetr., P42/nmc FOTO G


 
3.AB.15. Sellaite
 
Sellaite MgF2 tetr., P42/mnm FOTO G


 
3.AB.20. Lawrencite group
 
Chloromagnesite MgCl2 trig., R-3m Q
Lawrencite FeCl2 trig., R-3m FOTO G
Scacchite MnCl2 trig., R-3m G

The existence of chloromagnesite as a mineral is very questionable.
Scacchite needs confirmation too.


 
3.AB.25. Fluorite group
 
Fluorite CaF2 cub., Fm-3m FOTO G
Strontiofluorite SrF2 cub., Fm-3m FOTO IMA 2009-014
Frankdicksonite BaF2 cub., Fm-3m IMA 1974-015
Fluorocronite PbF2 cub., Fm-3m IMA 2010-023


 
3.AB.30. Tveitite
 
Tveitite-(Y) Ca14Y5F43 trig., R-3 IMA 1975-033


 
3.AB.35. Gagarinite group
 
Gagarinite-(Y) NaCaYF6 hex., P63/m FOTO A
Gagarinite-(Ce) NaCaCeF6 trig. IMA 1993-038, Rn, Rd
Polezhaevaite-(Ce) NaSrCeF6 hex., P63/m FOTO IMA 2009-015

Gagarinite-(Ce) was originally described as zajacite-(Ce), renamed in 2010.


 
3.AB.40. Cotunnite
 
Cotunnite PbCl2 orth., Pnam FOTO G



 
 
3.AC. Simple Halides, M : X = 1 : 3
 
3.AC.05. Zharchikhite
 
Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 mon., P21/a IMA 1986-059


 
3.AC.10. Molysite
 
Molysite FeCl3 trig., R-3 G


 
3.AC.15. Fluocerite group
 
Fluocerite-(Ce) CeF3 trig., P-3c1 A
Fluocerite-(La) LaF3 trig., P-3c1 A


 
3.AC.20. Oskarssonite group [Perovskite supergroup, Anion deficient Perovskites, B site vacant Perovskites]
 
     20 a. Oskarssonite
Oskarssonite AlF3 trig., R-3c IMA 2012-088
 
     20 b. Waimirite-(Y)
Waimirite-(Y) YF3 orth., Pnma IMA 2013-108


 
3.AC.20. Gananit
 
Gananite BiF3 cub., P-43m IMA 1983-006






 
 

G = Grandfathered minerals: original description preceded the establishment of the CNMNC in 1959, and generally regarded as a valid species
A or IMA No. = Minerals approved by the CNMNC
Rd = Redefinition of the mineral approved by the CNMNC
Rn = Renamed with approval by the CNMNC
Q = Questionable mineral


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