Mineral Information and Data:

Cattiite
Mg3(PO4)2 • 22H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Michele Catti, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.

IMA status : Approved Species 2002 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
40.03.12.02  (This Dana# Added)
  (40) Hydrated Phosphates
  (40.03) where (A++)3 (XO4)2 · x(H2O)
  (40.03.12)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.CE.50
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.C) Phosphates without Additional Anions, with H2O
  (08.CE) With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pinacoidal
  
  
  

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