Mineral Information and Data:

Mirabilite
Na2SO4 • 10H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after the Latin, sal mirabile - "miracle salt" expressing Glauber's surprise on its synthesis.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1845) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
29.02.02.01  
  (29) Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.02) where (A+)2 XO4 · x(H2O)
  (29.02.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.CD.10
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.C) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  (07.CD) With only large cations
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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