Mineral Information and Data:

Vonbezingite
Ca6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 • 2H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Karl-Ludwig von Bezing (1945– ), Austrian-South African mineral collector, for his contributions to knowledge of mineralogy of the Kalahari manganese field.

IMA status : Approved Species 1991 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
31.05.01.01  
  (31) Hydrated Sulfates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (31.05) where (A+ B++)3 (XO4) Zq · x(H2O)
  (31.05.01)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.DD.65
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.D) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
  (07.DD) With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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