Mineral Information and Data:

Likasite
Cu3NO3(OH)5 • 2H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the locality: Likasi mine, Shaba, Zaire.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1955) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
19.01.05.01  
  (19) Nitrates - Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (19.01) with miscellaneous formulae
  (19.01.05)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
05.ND.05
  (05) Carbonates and Nitrates
  (05.N) Nitrates
  (05.ND) With OH (etc.) and H2O
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mm2 — pyramidal
  
  
  

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