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Nickel-Strunz Halides Classification

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Minerals Arranged by Nickel-Strunz (Version 10) Classification

The Nickel-Strunz 10th Edition (Pending Publication) Mineralogical Tables by Hugo Strunz and Ernest H. Nickel is based on a digital copy obtained from Jim Ferraiolo. Jim is responsible for the Strunz Classification in Mindat.org and he has generously provided webmineral with an updated copy of the classification numbers. Follow this link for a short discussion on the Nickel-Strunz Classification Number.

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Nickel-Strunz Halides Classification

03.B Simple Halides, with H2O

03.BA M:X = 1:1 and 2:3

03.BA.05 Hydrohalite NaCl•2(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
03.BA.10 Carnallite KMgCl3•6(H2O) Pcna 2/m 2/m 2/m

03.BB M:X = 1:2

03.BB.05 Eriochalcite CuCl2•2(H2O) Pbmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
03.BB.10 Rokuhnite Fe++Cl2•(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
03.BB.15 Bischofite MgCl2•6(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
03.BB.20 Nickelbischofite NiCl2•6(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
03.BB.25 Sinjarite CaCl2•2(H2O) Unk. Tetra
03.BB.30 Antarcticite CaCl2•6(H2O) P 321 3 2
03.BB.35 Tachyhydrite CaMg2Cl6•12(H2O) P 3 3

03.BC M:X = 1:3

03.BC.05 Chloraluminite AlCl3•6(H2O) R 3c 3 2/m

03.BD Simple Halides with H2O and additional OH

03.BD.05 Cadwaladerite Al(OH)2Cl•4(H2O) None
03.BD.10 Lesukite! Al2(OH)5Cl•2(H2O) I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
03.BD.15 Korshunovskite Mg2Cl(OH)3•3.5-4(H2O) P1 or P1 Tri
03.BD.20 Nepskoeite! Mg4Cl(OH)7•6(H2O) Pcmm,Pcm2,Pc2m Ortho
03.BD.25 Koenenite Na4Mg4Cl12•Mg5Al4(OH)22 R 3m 3 2/m