Mineral Information and Data:

Chaidamuite
ZnFe3+(SO4)2(OH) • 4H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the locality: Xitieshan Pb-Zn mine, Chaidamu (Qaidam) basin, Qinghai, China.

IMA status : Approved Species 1986 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
31.09.07.02  
  (31) Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.09) where (A+ B++) (XO4) Zq · x(H2O)
  (31.09.07)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.DC.30
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.D) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  (07.DC) With only medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pedial
  
  
  

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