Mineral Information and Data:

Ferrotaaffeite-6N3S
BeFe2+2Al6O12 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named as the FERRous analog of magnesiotaaffeite. (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers).

IMA status : Approved Species 1981 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
07.02.12.02  
  (07) Multiple Oxides
  (07.02) (A+ B++)2 X4 Spinel group
  (07.02.12) Taaffeite Group (T2 = Be + T)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.FC.25
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.F) Hydroxides (without V or U)
  (04.FC) Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 3m (or 3 2/m) — hexagonal-scalenohedral
  
  
  

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