Mineral Information and Data:

Christelite
Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6 • 4H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after Mrs. Christel Gebhard-Giesen (1950- ) who discovered the mineral.

IMA status : Approved Species 1995 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
31.06.03.02  (This Dana# Added)
  (31) Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.06) where (A+ B++)5 (XO4)2 Zq · x(H2O)
  (31.06.03)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.DD.25
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.D) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  (07.DD) With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pinacoidal
  
  
  

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