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|Hardness:||5½ - 6½|
|Name:||In allusion to its dimorphous relation to fergusonite-(Ce). After Robert Ferguson (1767-1840), Scottish landowner, politician and mineral collector.|
This page provides mineralogical data about β-Fergusonite-(Ce).
Classification of β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/D.24-20|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.DG.10|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
G : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
|Dana 8th edition ID:||22.214.171.124|
8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
1 : ABO4
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||18.2.4|
18 : Niobates and Tantalates
2 : Niobates and tantalates containing rare earths but not U
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Type Occurrence of β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
|Type Locality:||Bayan Obo (Bayun-Obo; Baiyunebo) deposit, Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China|
Physical Properties of β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
|Hardness (Mohs):||5½ - 6½|
Chemical Properties of β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
|Essential elements:||Ce, Nb, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ce, La, Nb, Nd, O|
Relationship of β-Fergusonite-(Ce) to other Species
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Other Names for β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
|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 β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
Kuo Chi-Ti, Wang I-Hsien, Wang Hsien-Chueh, Wang Chung-Kang, and Hou Hung-Chuan (1973): Studies on minerals of the fergusonite group. Geochimica 2, 86-92 (in Chinese). - American Mineralogist (1974), 60, 485 (abstract); American Mineralogist (1976), 62, 397 (abstract).
Internet Links for β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
Localities for β-Fergusonite-(Ce)
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(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.
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Locality Updated: Peitou (Hokuto springs), Taipei Co., Taiwan Province, TaiwanFrom David Von Bargen, 21st May 2013 15:59:06