Mineral Information and Data:

Meridianiite
MgSO4 • 11H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named The name, meridianiite, was chosen to reflect the locality on Mars where the MER rover Opportunity observed crystal molds in sedimentary rock that are thought to be caused by minerals that have since dehydrated or dissolved.

IMA status : Approved Species 2007 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
29.06.14.01  
  (29) Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06) where A XO4 · x(H2O)
  (29.06.14)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.CB.90
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.C) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  (07.CB) With only medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pinacoidal
  
  
  

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