Mineral Information and Data:

Bikitaite
LiAlSi2O6 • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the locality: Bikita, Zimbabwe. In the Foote mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA.

IMA status : Approved Species 1957 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
77.02.01.01  
  (77) Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.02) related species
  (77.02.01)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.GD.55
  (09) Silicates
  (09.G) Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  (09.GD) Chains of 6-membered rings - tabular zeolites
  
Crystal system: Triclinic System
Point group (H-M): 1 — pedial
  
  
  

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