Mineral Information and Data:

Chalcocyanite
CuSO4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named from the Greek for copper and azure-blue, in allusion to the composition and color change caused by hydration.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1873) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
28.03.03.01  
  (28) Anhydrous Acid and Sulfates
  (28.03) (A++) XO4
  (28.03.03)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.AB.10
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.A) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, without H2O
  (07.AB) With medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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