Mineral Information and Data:

Bleasdaleite
Ca2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the Reverend John Ignatius Bleasdale (1822-1884), an enthusiastic proponent of minerals from Victoria, Australia.

IMA status : Approved Species 1998 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
42.07.15.02  (This Dana# Added)
  (42) Hydrated Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.07) where (AB)5 (XO4)3 Zq · x(H2O)
  (42.07.15) Richelsdorfite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.DK.25
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.D) Phosphates, etc
  (08.DK) With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 1:1 and < 2:1
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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