Mineral Information and Data:

Chesnokovite
Na2SiO2(OH)2 • 8H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for B.V. Chesnokov (1928-2005), an outstanding mineralogist.

IMA status : Approved Species 2006 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
78.07.14.02  
  (78) Unclassified silicates
  (78.07) wholly unclassified silicates
  (78.07.14)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.AC.20
  (09) Silicates
  (09.A) Nesosilicates (Isolated tetrahedron) structures
  (09.AC) Nesosilicates without additional anions; cations in octahedral [6] coordination
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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