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Nickel–Strunz classification

Nickel–Strunz classification is a scheme for categorizing minerals based upon their chemical composition, introduced by German mineralogist Karl Hugo Strunz (24 February 1910 – 19 April 2006) in his Mineralogische Tabellen (1941).[1] The 4th and the 5th edition was edited by Christel Tennyson too (1966). It was followed by A.S. Povarennykh with a modified classification (1966 in Russian, 1972 in English).

As curator of the Mineralogical Museum of Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (now known as the

See also

  • Strunz classification on Mindat

External links

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Mills et al. 2009.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Strunz Classification
  5. ^


  • Classification of minerals (non silicates)
    • Nickel-Strunz class 01: Native Elements
      • Class: native elements
    • Nickel-Strunz class 02: Sulfides and Sulfosalts
    • Nickel-Strunz class 03: Halogenides
      • Class: halides
    • Nickel-Strunz class 04: Oxides
      • Class: oxides
      • Class: hydroxides
      • Class: arsenites (including antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites and tellurites)
    • Nickel-Strunz class 05: Carbonates and Nitrates
      • Class: carbonates
      • Class: nitrates
    • Nickel-Strunz class 06: Borates
      • Class: borates
        • Subclass: nesoborates
        • Subclass: soroborates
        • Subclass: cycloborates
        • Subclass: inoborates
        • Subclass: phylloborates
        • Subclass: tectoborates
    • Nickel-Strunz class 07: Sulfates, Selenates, Tellurates
      • Class: sulfates, selenates, tellurates
      • Class: chromates
      • Class: molybdates
      • Class: tungstates
    • Nickel-Strunz class 08: Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
      • Class: phosphates
      • Class: arsenates
      • Class: vanadates
    • Nickel-Strunz class 10: Organic Compounds
      • Class: organic compounds
  • Classification of minerals (silicates)
    • Nickel-Strunz class 09: Silicates and Germanates
      • Class: silicates
        • Subclass 09.A: nesosilicates
        • Subclass 09.B: sorosilicates
        • Subclass 09.C: cyclosilicates
        • Subclass 09.D: inosilicates
        • Subclass 09.E: phyllosilicates
        • Subclass: tectosilicates
          • 09.F: without zeolitic H2O
          • 09.G: with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
        • Subclass 09.J: germanates

IMA/CNMNC proposes a new hierarchical scheme (Mills et al. 2009), using the Nickel-Strunz classes (10 ed) this gives:

IMA/CNMNC mineral classes
  1. elements
  2. sulfides and sulfosalts
  3. halides
  4. oxides, hydroxides and arsenites
  5. carbonates and nitrates
  6. borates
  7. sulfates, chromates, molybdates and tungstates
  8. phosphates, arsenates and vanadates
  9. silicates
  10. Organic compounds

The current scheme divides minerals into ten classes, which are further divided into divisions, families and groups according to chemical composition and crystal structure.

Nickel–Strunz mineral classes



  • Classifications 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3
  • See also 4

[5]/CNMNC supports the Nickel–Strunz database.IMA The [4]

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