Mineral Information and Data:

Catalanoite
Na2HPO4 • 8H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Luciano R. Catalano (1890-1970), well-known Argentine economic geologist and pioneer in the study of Andean salars in the Puna.

IMA status : Approved Species 2002 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
39.01.08.02  (This Dana# Added)
  (39) Hydrated Acid Phosphates
  (39.01) A+ [HXO4] · x(H2O)
  (39.01.08)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.CJ.70
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.C) Phosphates without Additional Anions, with H2O
  (08.CJ) With only large cations
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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