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Kuannersuite-(Ce)

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Formula:
NaCeBa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
Cl
 
0.5
System:TrigonalColour:pale red
Hardness:4½ - 5½
Member of:Belovite Group > Apatite Supergroup
Name:For the type locality Kuannersuit (Kvanefjeld) plateau, Ilimaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kitaa (West Greenland) Province, Greenland.


Apatite Group. The barium analogue of Belovite-(Ce). The NaCeBa3 analogue of Fluorapatite.

Classification of Kuannersuite-(Ce)

IMA status:Approved 2002
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/B.39-117
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
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Type Occurrence of Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Type Locality:Kuannersuit plateau (Kvanefjeld), Ilimaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kitaa Province (West Greenland), Greenland
General Appearance of Type Material:elongated grystals with six-sided cross section, to 1.5 mm
Geological Setting of type material:vugs in albitite veins hosted by an augite-syenite
Associated Minerals at type locality:
TugtupiteSphaleritePectoliteNeptuniteNabesite
LovdariteGonnarditeGmeliniteGalenaChkalovite
BerylliteAnalcimeAlbiteAegirine

Physical Properties of Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:pale red
Streak:white
Hardness (Mohs):4½ - 5½
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:Poor/Indistinct
on {001} and {100}
Density (measured):4.51 g/cm3
Density (calculated):4.66 g/cm3

Crystallography of Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:P3
Cell Parameters:a = 9.909Å, c = 7.402Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.747
Unit Cell Volume:V 629.42 ų
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
2.97 (100)
2.86 (60)
1.96 (80)

Chemical Properties of Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Formula:
NaCeBa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
Cl
 
0.5
Simplified for copy/paste:NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5
Essential elements:Ba, Ce, Cl, F, Na, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Ba, Ce, Cl, F, Na, O, P

Relationship of Kuannersuite-(Ce) to other Species

Member of:Belovite Group > Apatite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

- +
Belovite-(Ce)
NaCeSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Belovite-(La)
NaLaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)
NaNdCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Deloneite
(Na
 
0.5
REE
 
0.25
Ca
 
0.25
)(Ca
 
0.75
REE
 
0.25
)Sr
 
1.5
(CaNa
 
0.25
REE
 
0.25
)(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
(OH)
 
0.5
Fluorcaphite
SrCaCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Fluorstrophite
SrCaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.BN.05Alforsite
Ba
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)
NaCeSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
(F,O)
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH,O)
8.BN.05Chlorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Mimetite-M
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-M
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Fluorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Hedyphane
Pb
 
3
Ca
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
8.BN.05Johnbaumite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Mimetite
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Morelandite
Ca
 
2
Ba
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Pyromorphite
Pb
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Fluorstrophite
SrCaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Svabite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Turneaureite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Vanadinite
Pb
 
5
(VO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)
NaLaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Deloneite
(Na
 
0.5
REE
 
0.25
Ca
 
0.25
)(Ca
 
0.75
REE
 
0.25
)Sr
 
1.5
(CaNa
 
0.25
REE
 
0.25
)(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
(OH)
 
0.5
8.BN.05Fluorcaphite
SrCaCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-M
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Phosphohedyphane
Ca
 
2
Pb
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Stronadelphite
Sr
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Fluorphosphohedyphane
Ca
 
2
Pb
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)
NaNdCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Miyahisaite
(Sr,Ca)
 
2
Ba
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.10Arctite
Na
 
2
Ca
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F

Other Names for Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Synonyms:
IMA2002-013
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:磷钠铈钡石
Traditional Chinese:磷鈉鈰鋇石

Other Information

Fluorescence in UV light:none
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 Kuannersuite-(Ce)

Reference List:

- +
Friis, H., et al. (2004): Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 95-106.

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  • Localities for Kuannersuite-(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.
    Greenland
     
    • Kitaa Province (West Greenland)
      • Narsaq
    Friis, Henrik; Balic-Zunjic, Tonci; Pekov, Igor V. & Petersen, Ole Valdemar. 2004. Kuannersuite-(Ce), Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl, a new member of the Apatite group, from the Ilímaussaq Alkaline Complex, South Greenland: Description and crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 95-106
    Friis, H., Balic-Zunic, T, Pekov, I., Peterson, O. (2004): Kuannersuite-(Ce), a new member of the Apatite-group, from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 42, 95-106
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