Mineral Information and Data:

Bystromite
MgSb5+2O6 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Anders Bystrom (1916-1956), Swedish crystal chemist, who made a structural analysis of the synthetic compound.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1952) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
44.02.01.01  
  (44) Antimonates
  (44.02) A (X2 O6)
  (44.02.01) Bystromite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.DB.10
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.D) Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  (04.DB) With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  

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