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Nickel-Strunz Silicates 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 Silicates Classification


09.AC Nesosilicates without additional anions;

09.AC.05 Forsterite Mg2SiO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Glaucochroite CaMnSiO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Fayalite Fe++2SiO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Olivine* (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Kirschsteinite CaFe++SiO4 Pbmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Laihunite Fe++Fe+++2(SiO4)2 P 21/b 2/m
09.AC.05 Liebenbergite (Ni,Mg)2SiO4 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.05 Tephroite Mn2SiO4 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.10 Monticellite CaMgSiO4 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.AC.15 Ringwoodite Mg2SiO4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
09.AC.20 Chesnokovite! Na2[SiO2(OH)2]•8H2O I bca 2/m 2/m 2/m