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Petersenite-(Ce)

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Ole V. Petersen
Formula:
Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Pinkish gray, yellow
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named in 1994 by Joel D. Grice, Jerry Van Velthuizen, and Robert A. Gault in honor of Dr. Ole Valdemar Petersen [July 29, 1939 - ), Curator, Geology Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, for his work on the mineralogy of alkaline rocks.
This page provides mineralogical data about Petersenite-(Ce).

Classification of Petersenite-(Ce)

Approved
5.AD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare-earth elements (REE)
14.4.5.2

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : Miscellaneous
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First Recorded Occurrence of Petersenite-(Ce)

Physical Properties of Petersenite-(Ce)

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Pinkish gray, yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Petersenite-(Ce)

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Optical Data of Petersenite-(Ce)

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.623 nβ = 1.636 nγ = 1.649
2V:
Measured: 89° , Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.026
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of Petersenite-(Ce)

Formula:
Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Petersenite-(Ce) to other Species

5.AD.05Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4
5.AD.15Rémondite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5
5.AD.15Rémondite-(La)Na3(La,Ce)3(CO3)5
5.AD.20Paratooite-(La)(REE,Ca,Na,Sr)12Cu2(CO3)16

Other Names for Petersenite-(Ce)

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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

References for Petersenite-(Ce)

Reference List:
Grice, J.D., Van Velthuizen, J., and Gault, R.A. (1994) Petersenite-(Ce), a new mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire, and its structural relationship to other REE carbonates. Canadian Mineralogist: 32: 405-414.
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., and Belovitskaya, Y.V. (1998) Khanneshite and petersenite-(Ce) from the Khibiny massif. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 92-100 (in Russian w. English abstract).
BELOVITSKAYA, Y.V. and PEKOV, I.V. (2004) Genetic mineralogy of the burbankite group. New data on minerals, 39, 50-64.

Internet Links for Petersenite-(Ce)

Specimens:
The following Petersenite-(Ce) specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Petersenite-(Ce)

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Grice, J.D., Van Velthuizen, J. and Gault, R.A. (1994), Petersenite-(Ce), a new mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire and its structural relationship to other REE carbonates. Canadian Mineralogist: 32: 405-414.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
          • Koashva Mt
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
33 IGC excursion No 47, July 22 – August 2, 2008 Stop 2-2
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., and Belovitskaya, Y.V. (1998) Khanneshite and petersenite-(Ce) from the Khibiny massif. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 92-100.
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