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Cordylite-(Ce)

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Formula:
NaBaCe
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
F
System:HexagonalColour:Colourless, yellowish; ...
Hardness:
Member of:Cordylite Group
Name:From the Greek κορδύ, club, in allusion to the shape of the crystals, and (Ce) due to the dominant REE being cerium.


The Ce-analogue of cordylite-(La).

Classification of Cordylite-(Ce)

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/C.07-170
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.BD.05

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
Dana 8th edition ID:16a.1.7.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
Hey's CIM Ref.:12.1.17

12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides
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Type Occurrence of Cordylite-(Ce)

Type Locality:Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Narsaarsuk Plateau, Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland
Geological Setting of type material:Pegmatitic veins in nepheline-syenite.
Associated Minerals at type locality:
Synchysite-(Ce)NeptuniteAncyliteAegirine

Physical Properties of Cordylite-(Ce)

Lustre:Adamantine, Greasy, Pearly
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:Colourless, yellowish; colourless to light yellow in transmitted light
Hardness (Mohs):
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:Distinct/Good
On {0001}. (perhaps a parting)
Fracture:Conchoidal
Density (measured):4.31 g/cm3
Density (calculated):5.61 g/cm3

Crystallography of Cordylite-(Ce)

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Morphology:Crystals short prismatic [0001] with hexagonal dipyramidal terminations. Crystals small, ofte with enlarged terminations on a slender prism, and sceptre-like.
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Cordylite-(Ce) no.1 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
Cordylite-(Ce) no.5 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
Cordylite-(Ce) no.6 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)

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Optical Data of Cordylite-(Ce)

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.775 nε = 1.598
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.177

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High
Pleochroism:Weak
Comments:Dichroic:
O = greenish yellow
E = brownish yellow

Chemical Properties of Cordylite-(Ce)

Formula:
NaBaCe
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
F
Simplified for copy/paste:NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Essential elements:Ba, C, Ce, F, Na, O
All elements listed in formula:Ba, C, Ce, F, Na, O

Relationship of Cordylite-(Ce) to other Species

Member of:Cordylite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Cordylite-(La)
(Na,Ca)Ba(La,Ce,Sr)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
F
Unnamed (Cordylite-like (Ca0.5[]0.5)BaCe2[CO3]4F)
Ca□Ba
 
2
Ce
 
4
[CO
 
3
]
 
8
F
 
2
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
5.BD.05Lukechangite-(Ce)
Na
 
3
Ce
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
F
5.BD.10Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
Ba
 
2
Ce(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
Ba
 
2
Ce(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(La)
Ba
 
2
(La,Ce,Th)(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
5.BD.15Cebaite-(Ce)
Ba
 
3
Ce
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
F
 
2
5.BD.15Cebaite-(Nd)
Ba
 
3
(Nd,Ce)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
F
 
2
5.BD.18Arisite-(Ce)
NaCe
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3-x
F
 
2x+1
5.BD.18Arisite-(La)
NaLa
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3-x
F
 
2x+1
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(La)
(La,Ce)(CO
 
3
)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Y)
(Y,Ce)(CO
 
3
)F
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)
(Nd,Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(La)
(La,Nd,Ce)(CO
 
3
)(OH,F)
5.BD.20bParisite-(Ce)
Ca(Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
 
2
5.BD.20bParisite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
 
2
5.BD.20dRöntgenite-(Ce)
Ca
 
2
(Ce,La)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
F
 
3
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Ce)
Ca(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,Y,Gd)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
5.BD.20aThorbastnäsite
Th(Ca,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Nd)
Nd(CO
 
3
)F
5.BD.25Horváthite-(Y)
NaY(CO
 
3
)F
 
2
5.BD.25Qaqarssukite-(Ce)
Ba(Ce,REE)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
5.BD.35Huanghoite-(Ce)
BaCe(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
12.1.1Northupite
Na
 
3
Mg(CO
 
3
)
 
2
Cl
12.1.2Barentsite
Na
 
7
Al(HCO
 
3
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
 
4
12.1.3Rouvilleite
Na
 
3
(Ca,Mn,Fe)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
12.1.4Chlormagaluminite
Mg
 
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
Cl
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
12.1.5Defernite
Ca
 
6
(CO
 
3
)
 
2-x
(SiO
 
4
)
 
x
(OH)
 
7
(Cl,OH)
 
1-2x
(x<0.5)
12.1.6Brenkite
Ca
 
2
(CO
 
3
)F
 
2
12.1.7Stenonite
(Sr,Ba,Na)
 
2
Al(CO
 
3
)F
 
5
12.1.8Bastnäsite-(Ce)
(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)F
12.1.9Bastnäsite-(La)
(La,Ce)(CO
 
3
)F
12.1.10Bastnäsite-(Y)
(Y,Ce)(CO
 
3
)F
12.1.11Parisite-(Ce)
Ca(Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
 
2
12.1.12Parisite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,Ce,La)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
 
2
12.1.13Synchysite-(Ce)
Ca(Ce,La)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
12.1.14Synchysite-(Y)
Ca(Y,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
12.1.15Synchysite-(Nd)
Ca(Nd,Y,Gd)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
12.1.16Röntgenite-(Ce)
Ca
 
2
(Ce,La)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
F
 
3
12.1.19Huanghoite-(Ce)
BaCe(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
12.1.20Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
Ba
 
2
Ce(CO
 
3
)
 
3
F
12.1.21Cebaite-(Ce)
Ba
 
3
Ce
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
F
 
2
12.1.22Thorbastnäsite
Th(Ca,Ce)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
12.1.23Phosgenite
Pb
 
2
CO
 
3
Cl
 
2
12.1.24Barstowite
Pb
 
4
Cl
 
6
(CO
 
3
) · H
 
2
O
12.1.25Albrechtschraufite
Ca
 
4
Mg(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
6
F
 
2
· 17-18H
 
2
O
12.1.26Kettnerite
CaBiCO
 
3
OF

Other Names for Cordylite-(Ce)

Synonyms:
BaiyuneboiteBaiyuneboite-(Ce)Barium-ParisiteIMA2000-CKordylite
Other Languages:
German:Cordylit
Cordylit-(Ce)
Kordylit
Russian:Кордилит-(Ce)
Simplified Chinese:氟碳钡铈矿
Spanish:Cordylita
Kordylita

Other Information

Fluorescence in UV light:None.
Other Information:Basal sections exhibit concentric hexagonal zones of colourless and cloudy or opaque material together with radial sets of striae at times.

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

References for Cordylite-(Ce)

Reference List:

- +
Flink,G. (1898): Meddelelser om Grønland: 14: 236.

Flink, G. (1899): Part I. On the Minerals from Narsarsuk on the Firth of Tunugdliarfik in South Greenland, p.8-180. In Flink, G., Bøgghild, O.B. & Winther, C. med inledende bemærkninger af Ussing, N. V. (1901): Undersøgelser af Mineralier fra Julianehaab indsamlet af G. Flink 1897. Meddelelser om Grønland. 24: 1-213 (p.42).

Bøggild (1906) Meddelelser om Grønland: 33: 101.

Oftedal (1931) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 79: 437.

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: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 285-287.

Petersen, Ole V. and Secher, K.(1985) - Gronland: Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte. - Verlag Bode & Partner K.G., Bochum, 87 pp.

G.Giester, et al.: "Cordylite-(Ce): Acrystalchemical investigation of material fromm four localities, including type material":American Mineralogist (1998): 83: 178-184.

Zemann, J. (2002): Cordylite – history and survival as a mineral species. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2002, 255-264.


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  • Localities for Cordylite-(Ce)

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Omenica Mining Division
        • Wicheeda Lake
    Dalsin, M.L. (2013) The Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Wicheeda Carbonatite Complex, British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
        • Williston Lake
    Berger, V.I., Singer, D.A., and Orris, G.J. (2009): USGS Open-File Report 09-1139
    • Québec
      • Montérégie
        • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
          • Mont Saint-Hilaire
    Chen, T.T., Chao, G.Y. (1975), Cordylite from Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 93-94; Giester, G., Ni, Y., Jarosch, D., Hughes, J.M. Ronsbo, J., Yang, Z. and Zemann, J. (1998), Cordylite-(Ce): A crystal chemical investigation of material from four localities, including type material. American Mineralogist: 83: 178-184.
        • Lajemmerais RCM
          • Varennes & St-Amable
    HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
    Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    China
     
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
        • Bayan Obo Mining District
          • Bayan Obo
    Zhang Peishan, Yang Zhuming, Tao Kejie, and Yang Xueming (1996): "Mineralogy and Geology of Rare Earths in China", Science Press (Beijing), 226 pp.; Qingchang Meng (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(3), 10-17 ; Zonglin Hou (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(7), 1-5, 22
            • Dulahala
    Yang, X.M., Yang, X.Y., Zheng, Y.F., and Le Bas, M.J. (2003): Mineralogy and Petrology 78, 93-110.
    Greenland
     
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
    Flink, G. (1899): Part I. On the Minerals from Narsarsuk on the Firth of Tunugdliarfik in South Greenland, p.8-180. In Flink, G., Bøgghild, O.B. & Winther, C. med inledende bemærkninger af Ussing, N. V. (1901): Undersøgelser af Mineralier fra Julianehaab indsamlet af G. Flink 1897. Meddelelser om Grønland. 24: 1-213 (p.42); Bøggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3. 445 pages (p.158-160)
    Malawi
     
    • Zomba District
    A. Guastoni pers. comm. 2007 & Horváth specimen P. Kartashov probe anal.
    Namibia
     
    • Khomas Region
      • Windhoek District
        • Aris
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2011)
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
        • Irkutskaya Oblast'
          • Vitim Plateau
            • Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin)
              • Biraya Fe-REE ore occurrence
    A. Konev et al.: Eur. J. Min. 17(5):715–721 (2005)
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
    Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
    Zaitsev A,N., Men'shikov Yu.P., Polezhaeva L.I., Latysheva L.G. (1990) Ba, Sr and REE minerals of late carbonatites of Khibiny massif. - Novye dannye po mineralogii Karelo-Kol'skogo regiona, KNC AN SSSR, Petrozavodsk, p. 76-79 (in Rus.).
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • Northern Karelia
    www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/vuori.htm; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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