Mineral Information and Data:

Mitscherlichite
K2CuCl4 • 2H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Eilhardt Mitscherlich (1794-1863), German crystallographer and chemist, who first synthesized the compound.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1925) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
11.03.02.01  
  (11) Halide Complexes; Alumino-fluorides
  (11.03) where (A)m B (X)4 · x(H2O)
  (11.03.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
03.CJ.15
  (03) Halides
  (03.C) Complex Halides
  (03.CJ) With MX6 complexes; M = Fe, Mn, Cu
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  

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