Mineral Information and Data:

Noelbensonite
BaMn3+2Si2O7(OH)2 • H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for William Noel Benson (1855-1957), of the University of Otago, in recognition of his pioneering research in the Great Serpentine Belt and New England Fold Belt of New South Wales, Australia.

IMA status : Approved Species 1996 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
56.02.03.04  (This Dana# Added)
  (56) Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
  (56.02) with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
  (56.02.03) Lawsonite - Ilvaite group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.BE.05
  (09) Silicates
  (09.B) Sorosilicates (dimer) structures
  (09.BE) Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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