Mineral Information and Data:

Chopinite
Mg3(PO4)2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Christian Chopin, research director at Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).

IMA status : Approved Species 2006 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
38.03.01.03  (This Dana# Added)
  (38) Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.03) (A+ B++)3 (XO4)2
  (38.03.01) Sarcopside Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.AB.15
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.A) Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  (08.AB) With medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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