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Carbonate minerals

Carbonate minerals are those minerals containing the carbonate ion: CO32-.


Carbonate classes

Anhydrous carbonates

Anhydrous carbonates with compound formulas

Carbonates with hydroxyl or halogen

Hydrated carbonates

The carbonate class in both the Dana and the Strunz classification systems includes the nitrates, the borates, and the iodates.


  • Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., ISBN 0-471-80580-7
  • Webmineral Dana Classification
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