Mineral Information and Data:

Merlinoite
K5Ca2(Si23Al9)O64 • 24H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Stefano Merlino (1938-), Professor of Crystallography, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

IMA status : Approved Species 1977 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
77.01.03.11  
  (77) Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01) true zeolites
  (77.01.03) Gismondine and related species
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.GC.15
  (09) Silicates
  (09.G) Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  (09.GC) Chains of doubly-connected 4-membered rings
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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