Mineral Information and Data:

Kapellasite
Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Christo Kapellas (1938-2004), collector and mineral dealer from Kamariza, Lavrion, Greece.

IMA status : Approved Species 2005 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
10.01.02.04  
  (10) Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.01) where (A)2 (O,OH)3 Xq
  (10.01.02) Paratacamite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
03.DA.10c
  (03) Halides
  (03.D) Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  (03.DA) With Cu, etc., without Pb
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 3m (or 3 2/m) — hexagonal-scalenohedral
  
  
  

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