Mineral Information and Data:

Joaquinite-(Ce)
NaBa2Fe2+Ti2Ce2(SiO3)8O2(OH) • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after its locality: Benitoite Gem mine, head waters of the San Benito River, Joaquin Ridge, Diablo Range, 1 mile south of Santa Rita Peak, San Benito Co. California, USA.

IMA status : Approved Species 1909 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
60.01.01a.01  
  (60) Cyclosilicate Four-Membered Rings
  (60.01) as Titanosilicates
  (60.01.01a) Joaquinite group (Clino-joaquinite subgroup)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.CE.25
  (09) Silicates
  (09.C) Cyclosilicates
  (09.CE) [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings (vierer-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2 — sphenoidal
  
  
  

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