Mineral Information and Data:

Birchite
Cd2Cu2(PO4)2SO4 • 5H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for William D. Birch, Senior Curator of Geosciences at Museum Victoria, Australia, in recognition of his contribution to Australian geological sciences.

IMA status : Approved Species 2006 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
43.05.12.02  (This Dana# Added)
  (43) Compound Phosphates
  (43.05) (Hydrated Compound Anions With Hydroxyl or Halogen)
  (43.05.12) Synadelphite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.DB.70
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.D) Phosphates, etc
  (08.DB) With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4< 1:1
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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