Mineral Information and Data:

Whiteite-(CaFeMg)
CaFe2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2 • 8H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for John S. White, Jr. (1933-), former editor of the Mineralogical Record and professional curator of minerals and gems.

IMA status : Approved Species 1978 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
42.11.03.01  
  (42) Hydrated Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.11) where (AB)4 (XO4)3 Zq · x(H2O)
  (42.11.03) Whiteite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.DH.15
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.D) Phosphates, etc
  (08.DH) With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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