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Chalcanthite Group

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M2+SO4 · 5H2O
A group of triclinic pentahydrated metal(II) sulphates with the above general formula, where M = Mg, Cu, Mn, Fe.
Isotypic synthetic selenates are known.

Classification of Chalcanthite Group

Chemical Properties of Chalcanthite Group

M2+SO4 · 5H2O

Relationship of Chalcanthite Group to other Species

Group Members:
Chalcanthite CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jôkokuite MnSO4 · 5H2O
Pentahydrite MgSO4 · 5H2O
Siderotil FeSO4 · 5H2O

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Chalcanthite Group

Reference List:
Beevers and Lipson (1934) Proceedings of the Royal Society of london: 146A: 570.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 487.

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