Mineral Information and Data:

Liebauite
Ca3Cu5Si9O26 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Friedrich Liebau, Kiel, Germany, prominent worker on silicate minerals.

IMA status : Approved Species 1992 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
69.02.04.01  
  (69) Inosilicate Chains with Side Branches or Loops
  (69.02) with P>2
  (69.02.04)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.DO.25
  (09) Silicates
  (09.D) Inosilicates* Structural terminology per Liebau (1985)
  (09.DO) with 7-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-periodic chains
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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