Mineral Information and Data:

Caryopilite
(Mn2+)3Si2O5(OH)4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named from the Greek for "nut" and "felt," in allusion to its brown color and felted structure.

IMA status : Approved Species 1889 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
71.01.02b.01  
  (71) Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.01) with 1:1 layers
  (71.01.02b) Serpentine group (Lizardite subgroup)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.ED.15
  (09) Silicates
  (09.E) Phyllosilicates
  (09.ED) Phyllosilicates with kaolinite layers composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): Unknown — Unk
  
  
  

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