Mineral Information and Data:

Cadmium
Cd [CNMNC approved formula]

Named From the Greek for "calamine," as the element occurs in slags resulting from smelting smithsonite (formerly calamine) ore.

IMA status : Approved Species 1979 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
01.01.05.02  
  (01) Native Elements
  (01.01) with metallic elements other than the platinum group
  (01.01.05)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
01.AB.05
  (01) Elements
  (01.A) Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  (01.AB) Zinc-brass family
  
Crystal system: Hexagonal System
Point group (H-M): 6/mmm (or 6/m 2/m 2/m) — dihexagonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  

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