Mineral Information and Data:

Caresite
Fe2+4Al2(OH)12CO3 • 3H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after Steve Cares (1909-) and Janet Cares (1921-) of Sudbury, MA, Canada, who found the mineral.

IMA status : Approved Species 1997 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
16b.06.04.03  
  (16b) Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.06)
  (16b.06.04) Quintinite - Charmarite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.DA.40
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.D) Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  (05.DA) With medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 32 — trapezoidal
  
  
  

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