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). 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 Humboldt University of Berlin), Strunz had been tasked with sorting the museum's geological collection according to crystal-chemical properties. His Mineralogical Tables, has been through a number of modifications; the most recent edition, published in 2001, is the ninth (Mineralogical Tables by Hugo Strunz and Ernest H. Nickel (31 August 1925 – 18 July 2009). Nowadays, James A. Ferraiolo is responsible for it at Mindat.org. The IMA/CNMNC supports the Nickel–Strunz database.

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... Nickel–Strunz mineral classes The current scheme divides minerals into ten classes, which are further divided into divisions, families and groups ... classes (10 ed) this gives Classification of minerals (non silicates) Nickel-Strunz class 01 Native Elements Class native elements Nickel-Strunz class 02 Sulfides and ... Organic Compounds Class organic compounds Classification of minerals (silicates) Nickel-Strunz class 09 Silicates and Germanates Class silicates Subclass 09.A nesosilicates ...