Mineral Information and Data:

Lithosite
K3Al2Si4O12(OH) [CNMNC approved formula]

Named from the Greek "lithos", stone, because it contains the most abundant components of the Earth's crust.

IMA status : Approved Species 1983 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
77.02.02.01  
  (77) Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.02) related species
  (77.02.02)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
09.GB.05
  (09) Silicates
  (09.G) Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  (09.GB) Chains of single connected 4-membered rings
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2 — sphenoidal
  
  
  

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