Mineral Information and Data:

Bultfonteinite
Ca2SiO2(OH)4 • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the Bultfontein mine, Kimberley, South Africa, where it was first discovered.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1932) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
52.04.07.02  
  (52) Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O
  (52.04) with cations in [6] and/or > [6] coordination
  (52.04.07) No group assigned
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.AG.80
  (09) Silicates
  (09.A) Nesosilicates (Isolated tetrahedron) structures
  (09.AG) Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in [4], [5] and/or only [6] coordination
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pinacoidal
  
  
  

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