Mineral Information and Data:

Calciocatapleiite
CaZrSi3O9 • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the composition and from the Greek for "wholly' and "full", because it is always accompanied by a number of rare minerals.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1964) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
59.02.02.02  
  (59) Cyclosilicate Three-Membered Rings
  (59.02) hydrated
  (59.02.02) Catapleiite group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.CA.15
  (09) Silicates
  (09.C) Cyclosilicates
  (09.CA) [Si3O9]6- 3-membered single rings (dreier-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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