General table of mineral basic structure types

  • J. Lima-de-Faria
Part of the Solid Earth Sciences Library book series (SESL, volume 11B)


Now that we have produced the three volumes of the structural classification of minerals, we might care to provide a bird’s-eye view of the main mineral structure types. To do this we do not need to deal with all the structure types, but just select the main atomic arrangements of minerals that correspond to the so-called basic structure types, and display them in a table. Only the classified structure types are included in this general table, and not the tentatively classified.


Inorganic Chemistry Chemical Change Mineral Resource Structure Type Basic Structure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lima-de-Faria
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  1. 1.Centro de Cristalografia e MineralogiaInstituto de Investigação Científica TropicalLisbonPortugal

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