Mineral Information and Data:

Ferro-anthophyllite
[]Fe2+7Si8O22(OH)2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named From its composition and from the Latin anthophyllum - "clove" in allusion to the color.

IMA status : Approved Species 1921 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
66.01.02.03  
  (66) Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01) with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.DE.05
  (09) Silicates
  (09.D) Inosilicates* Structural terminology per Liebau (1985)
  (09.DE) with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; Clinoamphiboles
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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