Mineral Information and Data:

Liebenbergite
Ni2SiO4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for W.R. Liebenberg, Deputy Director-General of the National Institute for Metallurgy of South Africa.

IMA status : Approved Species 1973 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
51.03.01.03  
  (51) Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups Only
  (51.03) with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
  (51.03.01) Olivine group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.AC.05
  (09) Silicates
  (09.A) Nesosilicates (Isolated tetrahedron) structures
  (09.AC) Nesosilicates without additional anions; cations in octahedral [6] coordination
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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