Mineral Information and Data:

Boggsite
Na3Ca8(Si77Al19)O192 • 70H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after Robert Maxwell Boggs (1918- ), of Seattle, Washington, USA, and his son, Dr. Russell Calvin Boggs (1952- ), of Cheney, Washington, USA, mineral collectors.

IMA status : Approved Species 1990 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
77.01.06.07  
  (77) Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01) true zeolites
  (77.01.06) Mordenite and related species
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.GC.30
  (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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