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Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2O
Creamy white, yellow or orange
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named after its chemical composition containing Zirconium (Zr), Silicon (Si) and Cerium (Ce).
Ce-dominant analogue of carbokentbrooksite. Unique combination of elements.

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Classification of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

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First Published:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
1 : Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups with mixed ring types

Physical Properties of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Creamy white, yellow or orange
The more yellow colours could derive from intergrown carbokentbrooksite (Khomyakov et al., 2003)
on {0001}, imperfect on {110}
3.15 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2O
IMA Formula:
(Na,◻)12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3NbSi25O73(OH)3(CO3) · H2O

Crystallography of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.25 Å, c = 30.07 Å
a:c = 1 : 2.11
Unit Cell V:
5,288.03 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.22 (100)
2.98 (95)
2.85 (65)

Occurrences of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As zonal rhombohedral crystals up to 1-2 сm across with the core composed of carbokentbrooksite and the rim of zirsilite-(Ce)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In quartz core of a zonal pegmatite.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:碳铈异性石
Traditional Chinese:碳鈰異性石

Relationship of Zirsilite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9ClTrig. 3 : R3
CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
DavinciiteNa12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2 Trig. 3m : R3m
DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
FengchengiteNa123(Ca,Sr)6Fe3+3 Zr3Si(Si25O73)(H2O,OH)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Hydrorastsvetaevite(Na11(H3O)11K6(H2O)1.5Sr)Ca12Fe3Na2MnZr6Si52O144(OH)4.5Cl3.5Trig. 3m : R3m
Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Ilyukhinite(H3O,Na)14Ca6Mn2Zr3Si26O72(OH)2·3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3Trig. 3 : R3
ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
Unnamed (Eudialyte 3248)Na29Ca12Zr6[Si48O132(O,OH)12]{[Na]4[Si]2}{[Mn]3[Mn,Nb,Ti]2}(OH,H2O,Cl)10Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Na-Ca-Mn-Fe-Zr-Ti Silicate Chloride)Na37Ca10Mn2FeZr6Si50(Ti,Nb)2O144(OH)5Cl3·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ferrokentbrooksite4 photos of Zirsilite-(Ce) associated with Ferrokentbrooksite on
Carbokentbrooksite3 photos of Zirsilite-(Ce) associated with Carbokentbrooksite on
Quartz2 photos of Zirsilite-(Ce) associated with Quartz on
Johnsenite-(Ce)2 photos of Zirsilite-(Ce) associated with Johnsenite-(Ce) on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CO.10AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
9.CO.10FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9ClTrig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr(H3O)7(Na,K)5(Ca,Sr,Mn)6Zr3[Si3O7(O,OH)2]2[Si9O23(O,OH)4]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl1.5(O,OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m

Fluorescence of Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

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References for Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

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Khomyakov, A.P., Dusmatov, V.D., Ferraris, G., Gula, A., Ivaldi, G., and Nechelyustov, G.N. (2003) Zirsilite-(Ce), (Na,◻)12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73(OH)3(CO3)·H2O, and carbokentbrooksite, (Na,◻)12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)·H2O, two new eudialyte-group minerals from the Dara-i-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikistan. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 132(5): 40-51.
Lapis (2004): 29(2): 41. [abstract]
Larsen, A.O., Åsheim, A. and Gault, R. A. (2005): Minerals of the eudialyte group from the Sagåsen larvikite quarry, Porsgrunn, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter: 30: 58-62

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Localities for Zirsilite-(Ce)Hide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Northwest Territories
    • Mackenzie District
      • Blachford Lake alkaline complex
        • Thor Lake syenite complex
MÖLLER, V. (2016) The Nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit (REE, Nb, Zr), Northwest Territories, Canada. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, McGill University, Montreal. 409 p.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Grice, J.D. & Gault, R.A. (2006): Johnsenite-(Ce), a new member of the eudialyte group from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 44:105-115
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Mørje
        • Sagåsen
Larsen, A.O., Åsheim, A. and Gault, R. A. (2005): Minerals of the eudialyte group from the Sagåsen larvikite quarry, Porsgrunn, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter 30: 58-62
Tajikistan (TL)
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Khomyakov A P, Dusmatov V D, Ferraris G, Gula A, lvaldi G, Nechelyustov G N (2003) Zirsilite-(Ce), (Na, )12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO)3·H2O and carbokentbrooksite (Na, )(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO)3·H2O - two new eudialyte group minerals from Dara-i-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikista. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 132, issue 5, 40-51
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