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Strunz Classification System

V  -  Carbonates and borates

Mineral Formula Classification
B  -  Water-free carbonates [CO3]2- without unfamiliar anions
Series 1   -  Zabuyelite - wegscheiderite series
Natrite Na2CO3  V / B.1-50
Series 2   -  Calcite group
Vaterite CaCO3  V / B.2-10
Calcite CaCO3  V / B.2-20
Magnesite MgCO3  V / B.2-30
Siderite Fe2+CO3  V / B.2-40
Rhodochrosite MnCO3  V / B.2-50
Smithsonite ZnCO3  V / B.2-60
Series 3   -  Dolomite group
Dolomite CaMg(CO3)2  V / B.3-10
Ankerite Ca(Fe2+,Mg,Mn)(CO3)2  V / B.3-20
Kutnohorite Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe2+)(CO3)2  V / B.3-30
Series 4   -  Aragonite group
Aragonite CaCO3  V / B.4-10
Strontianite SrCO3  V / B.4-20
Cerussite PbCO3  V / B.4-40
Series 5   -  Eitelie - shortite - carbocernaite series
Shortite Na2Ca2(CO3)3  V / B.5-70
Remondite-(Ce) Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5  V / B.5-90
Remondite-(La) Na3(La,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5  V / B.5-92
Petersenite-(Ce) (Na,Ca)4(Ce,La,Nd,Sr)2(CO3)5  V / B.5-95
Calcioburbankite Na3(Ca,Ce,La,Sr)3(CO3)5  V / B.5-98
Burbankite (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5  V / B.5-40
Carbocernaite (Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2  V / B.5-120
C  -  Water-free carbonates with unfamiliar anions
Series 1   -  Azurite - rosasite group and related compounds
Hydrozincite Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6  V / C.1-40
Series 2   -  Barentsite - Tunisite series
Dawsonite NaAl(CO3)(OH)2  V / C.2-20
Series 3   -  Northupite - ferrotychite series
Manganotychite Na6(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(SO4)(CO3)4  V / C.3-25
Series 4   -  Bradleyite - crawfordite series
Bradleyite Na3Mg(PO4)(CO3 V / C.4-10
Sidorenkite Na3Mn(PO4)(CO3 V / C.4-20
Bonshtedtite Na3Fe2+(PO4)(CO3 V / C.4-30
Series 5   -  Sabinaite series
Sabinaite Na4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4  V / C.5-10
Series 6   -  Brenkite - defernite series
Rouvilleite Na3(Ca,Mn2+)2(CO3)3(F,OH)  V / C.6-25
Series 7   -  Bastnäsite-(Y) - mineevite-(Y) series
Bastnäsite-(Ce) (Ce,La)(CO3)F  V / C.7-30
Horváthite-(Y) NaY[F2|CO3 V / C.7-62
Parisite-(Ce) Ca(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2  V / C.7-70
Röntgenite-(Ce) Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3  V / C.7-90
Synchisite-(Ce) Ca(Ce,La)[F|(CO3)2 V / C.7-110
Kukharenkoite-(Ce) Ba2Ce[F|(CO3)3 V / C.7-155
Cordylite-(Ce) NaBaCe2[F|(CO3)4 V / C.7-170
Lukechangite-(Ce) Na3(Ce,La,Nd)2[F|(CO3)4 V / C.7-175
Reederite-(Y) (Na,Al,Mn,Ca)15(Y,Ce,Nd,La)2
    [(Cl,F)|(SO3F)|(CO3)9
V / C.7-200
Micheelsenite (Ca,Y)3Al(PO3OH,CO3)(CO3)(OH)6 · 12H2 V / C.7-210
Series 8   -  Hydrocerussite - barstowite series
Hydrocerussite Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2  V / C.8-10
D  -  Water-bearing carbonates without unfamiliar anions
Series 2   -  Thermonatrite - chalconatronite series
Thermonatrite Na2CO3 · H2 V / D.2-10
Natron Na2CO3 · 10 H2 V / D.2-20
Trona Na3(CO3)(HCO3) · 2H2 V / D.2-30
Pirssonite Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 2H2 V / D.2-50
Chalconatronite Na2Cu(CO3)2 · 5H2 V / D.2-70
Series 3   -  Calkinsite-(Ce) - lokkaite-(Y) series
Adamsite-(Y) NaY(CO3)2 · 6H2 V / D.3-2
Shomiokite-(Y) Na3Y[CO3]3 · 3 H2 V / D.3-5
Lanthanite-(Ce) (Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 8H2 V / D.3-30
Series 4   -  Donnayite-(Y) - weloganite series
Ewaldite (Ba,Sr)(Ca,Na,Y,Ce)(CO3)2 ·
    10-12 H2
V / D.4-5
Donnayite-(Y) Sr3NaCaY(CO3)6 · 3H2 V / D.4-10
Mckelveyite-(Y) Ba3Na(Ca,U)Y(CO3)6 · 3H2 V / D.4-20
Weloganite Sr3Na2Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2 V / D.4-30
E  -  Water-bearing carbonates with unfamiliar anions
Series 2   -  Manasseite group
Quintinite Mg4Al2[(OH)12|CO3] · 3H2 V / E.2-5
Caresite Fe42+Al2[(OH)12|CO3] · 3H2 V / E.2-7
Charmarite Mn42+Al2[(OH)12|CO3] · 3H2 V / E.2-8
Chlormagaluminite (Mg,Fe2+)4Al2(OH)12(Cl2,CO3) · 2H2 V / E.2-20
Series 8   -  Strontiodresserite - dundasite series
Thomasclarkite-(Y) Na(Y,REE)(HCO3)(OH)3 · 4H2O V / E.8-005
Calcioancylite-(Ce) (Ca,Sr)Ce(CO3)2(OH) · H2 V / E.8-20
Ancylite-(Ce) SrCe(CO3)2(OH) · H2 V / E.8-30
Series 10   - 
Sheldrickite NaCa3(CO3)2F3 · H2 V / E.10-5
Thorbastnäsite Th(Ca,Ce)(CO3)2 · H2 V / E.10-10


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