Mineral Information and Data:

Sarcolite
Na4Ca12Al8Si12O46(SiO4,PO4)(OH,H2O)4(CO3,Cl) [CNMNC approved formula]

Named From the Greek for "flesh", alluding to the color.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1807) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
76.03.02.01  
  (76) Tectosilicate Al-Si Framework
  (76.03) Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
  (76.03.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.EH.15
  (09) Silicates
  (09.E) Phyllosilicates
  (09.EH) Transitional structures between phyllosilicate and other silicate units
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/m — dipyramidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Gemstone Extremely Rare.

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