Mineral Information and Data:

Kanemite
HNaSi2O5 • 3H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named after Kanem, a region on the northeastern edge of Lake Chad, Chad, where the mineral was discovered.

IMA status : Approved Species 1972 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
73.01.05.01  
  (73) Phyllosilicate Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
  (73.01) with double layers
  (73.01.05)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.EF.25
  (09) Silicates
  (09.E) Phyllosilicates
  (09.EF) Single nets with 6-membered rings, connected by M[4], M[8], etc.
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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