Mineral Information and Data:

Niveolanite
NaBeCO3(OH) • 2H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named from Latin niveus, snow-white, and lana, wool, alluding to the visual similarity of its aggregates to snow-white, fluffy flocks of wool.

IMA status : Approved Species 2007 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
16b.03.04.01  
  (16b) Carbonates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (16b.03) where Am Bn (XO3)p Zq · x(H2O), (m+n):p = 2:1
  (16b.03.04)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.DC.35
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.D) Carbonates with Additional Anions, with H2O
  (05.DC) With large cations
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4mm — ditetragonal-pyramidal
  
  
  

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