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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.B: Simple Halides, with H2O


3.AA. Simple Halides with H2O, M : X = 1 : 1 and 2 : 3
 
3.BA.05. Hydrohalite
 
Hydrohalite NaCl · 2 H2O cub., F-43m G

 
3.BA.10. Carnallite
 
Carnallite KMgCl3 · 6 H2O orth., Pbnn G

 
3.BA.15. Cryobostryxite
 
Cryobostryxite KZnCl3 · 2 H2O mon., P21/c IMA 2014-058



 
 
3.BB. Simple Halides with H2O, M : X = 1 : 2
 
3.BB.05. Eriochalcite
 
Eriochalcite CuCl2 · 2 H2O orth., Pbmn FOTO G


 
3.BB.10. Rokühnite
 
Rokühnite FeCl2 · 2 H2O mon., C2/m IMA 1979-036


 
3.BB.15. Bischofite
 
Bischofite MgCl2 · 6 H2O mon., C2/m FOTO G


 
3.BB.20. Nickelbischofite
 
Nickelbischofite NiCl2 · 6 H2O mon., C2/m FOTO IMA 1978-056


 
3.BB.25. Sinjarite
 
Sinjarite CaCl2 · 2 H2O tetr. IMA 1979-041


 
3.BB.30. Ghiaraite
 
Ghiaraite CaCl2 · 4 H2O tric., P-1 IMA 2012-072


 
3.BB.35. Antarcticite
 
Antarcticite CaCl2 · 6 H2O trig., P321 IMA 1965-015


 
3.BB.40. Tachyhydrite
 
Tachyhydrite CaMg2Cl6 · 12 H2O trig., R-3 FOTO G


 
3.BB.45. Ammineite
 
Ammineite CuCl2 · 2 NH3 orth. IMA 2008-032



 
 
3.BC. Simple Halides with H2O, M : X = 1 : 3
 
3.BC.05. Chloraluminite
 
Chloraluminite AlCl3 · 6 H2O trig., R-3c G



 
 
3.BD. Simple Halides with H2O and additional OH
 
3.BD.05. Cadwaladerite
 
Cadwaladerite Al(OH)2Cl · 4 H2O amorph. or cub. Q

 
3.BD.10. Lesukite
 
Lesukite Al2(OH)5Cl · 2 H2O cub., Im-3m FOTO IMA 1996-004
unnamed Al5(OH)12Cl3 · 7.5 H2O trig. FOTO -

Unnamed Al5(OH)12Cl3 · 7.5 H2O is a sublimation product from a burning mine dump and not accepted as a mineral.


 
3.BD.15. Korshunovskite
 
Korshunovskite Mg2(OH)3Cl · 4 H2O tric., P-1 or P1 FOTO G


 
3.BD.20. Nepskoeite
 
Nepskoeite Mg4(OH)7Cl · 6 H2O orth., Pcmm (?) IMA 1996-016


 
3.BD.25. Koenenite
 
Koenenite [Mg7Al4(OH)22][Na4Mg2Cl12] trig., 2 cells,
R-3m and P-3m1
FOTO G






 
 

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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