Mineral Information and Data:

Northupite
Na3Mg(CO3)2Cl [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after C. H. Northup (b.1861), grocer, of San Jose, California, who found the first specimen.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1885) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
16a.03.09.01  
  (16a) Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16a.03) where (A B)2 (XO3) Zq
  (16a.03.09)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.BF.05
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.B) Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
  (05.BF) With (Cl), SO4, PO4, TeO3
  
Crystal system: Cubic System
Point group (H-M): m3 (or 2/m 3) — diploidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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