Mineral Information and Data:

Desautelsite
Mg6Mn3+2CO3(OH)16 • 4H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after Paul E. Desautels (1920-1991), curator of minerals at the U. S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithstonian Institution).

IMA status : Approved Species 1979 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
16b.06.02.04  
  (16b) Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.06)
  (16b.06.02) Sjorgrenite-Hydrotalcite Group (Hydrotalcite Subgroup:Rhombohedral)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.DA.50
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.D) Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  (05.DA) With medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  

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