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Nickel-Strunz Carbonates 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.

Note: Space Group in Red   Point Group in Green.
* - Not IMA Approved.

! - Dana Number Added or Changed.

? - IMA Discredited Mineral Name.

Nickel-Strunz Carbonates Classification


05.C Carbonates without Additional Anions, with H2O

05.CA With medium-sized cations

05.CA.05 Nesquehonite Mg(HCO3)(OH)•2(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
05.CA.10 Lansfordite MgCO3•5(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
05.CA.15 Barringtonite MgCO3•2(H2O) P1 or P1 Tri
05.CA.20 Hellyerite NiCO3•6(H2O) C 2/c 2/m

05.CB With large cations (alkali and alkali-earth carbonates)

05.CB.05 Thermonatrite Na2CO3•(H2O) P ca21 mm2
05.CB.10 Natron Na2CO3•10(H2O) Cc m
05.CB.15 Trona Na3(CO3)(HCO3)•2(H2O) I2/a 2/m
05.CB.20 Monohydrocalcite CaCO3•(H2O) P 3112 3 2
05.CB.25 Ikaite CaCO3•6(H2O) C 2/c or Cc Mono
05.CB.30 Pirssonite Na2Ca(CO3)2•2(H2O) F dd2 mm2
05.CB.35 Gaylussite Na2Ca(CO3)2•5(H2O) I2/a 2/m
05.CB.40 Chalconatronite Na2Cu(CO3)2•3(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
05.CB.45 Baylissite K2Mg(CO3)2•4(H2O) P 21/a 2/m
05.CB.50 Tuliokite BaNa6Th(CO3)6•6(H2O) R 3 3

05.CC With rare-earth elements (REE)

05.CC.05 Donnayite-(Y) Sr3NaCaY(CO3)6•3(H2O) P1 1
05.CC.05 Mckelveyite-(Nd)* (Ba,Sr)(Ca,Na,Nd,REE)(CO3)2•3-10(H2O) P1 1
05.CC.05 Mckelveyite-(Y) NaCa(Ba,Sr)3(Y,REE)(CO3)6•3(H2O) Cc m
05.CC.05 Weloganite Sr3Na2Zr(CO3)6•3(H2O) P1 1
05.CC.10 Tengerite-(Y) Y2(CO3)3•2-3(H2O) Pb21m mm2
05.CC.15 Lokkaite-(Y) CaY4(CO3)7•9(H2O) Pb2m mm2
05.CC.20 Shomiokite-(Y) Na3Y(CO3)3•3(H2O) Pbn21 mm2
05.CC.20 IMA2008-069 Na3Y(CO3)3•6H2O P 63 6
05.CC.25 Calkinsite-(Ce) (Ce,La)2(CO3)3•4(H2O) P 21221 2 2 2
05.CC.25 Lanthanite-(Ce) (Ce,La)2(CO3)3•8(H2O) Pbnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
05.CC.25 Lanthanite-(La) (La,Ce)2(CO3)3•8(H2O) Pbnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
05.CC.25 Lanthanite-(Nd) (Nd,La)2(CO3)3•8(H2O) Pbnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
05.CC.30 Adamsite-(Y)! NaY(CO3)2•6(H2O) P1 1
05.CC.35 Decrespignyite-(Y)! (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5•2(H2O) P 2, Pm or P 2/m Mono
05.CC.40 Galgenbergite-(Ce)! Ca(REE)2(CO3)4•(H2O) P1 1
05.CC.45 Ewaldite (Ba,Sr)(Ca,Na,Y,Ce)(CO3)2 P 63mc 6mm
05.CC.50 Kimuraite-(Y) CaY2(CO3)4•6(H2O) Imm2,I mmm,I 222,I 212121 Ortho