Mineral Information and Data:

Joesmithite
PbCa2Mg3Fe3+2(Si6Be2)O22(OH)2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Prof. Joseph Victor Smith (1928-), English-American mineralogist and petrologist of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

IMA status : Approved Species 1968 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
66.01.04.01  
  (66) Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01) with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.04)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.DE.10
  (09) Silicates
  (09.D) Inosilicates* Structural terminology per Liebau (1985)
  (09.DE) with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; Clinoamphiboles
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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