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Petersenite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Na
 
4
(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
System:MonoclinicColour: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)

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/B.05-95
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.AD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare-earth elements (REE)
Dana 8th edition ID:14.4.5.2

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

Type Locality:Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry; Carrière Mont Saint-Hilaire), Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

Physical Properties of Petersenite-(Ce)

Lustre: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°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.026

Chart 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:
Na
 
4
(Ce,La,Nd)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
Simplified for copy/paste:Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
Essential elements:C, Ce, Na, O
All elements listed in formula:C, Ce, La, Na, Nd, O

Relationship of Petersenite-(Ce) to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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

Other Names for Petersenite-(Ce)

Synonyms:
IMA1992-048
Other Languages:
German:Petersenit-(Ce)
Russian:Петерсенит-(Ce)

Other Information

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 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.

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    Localities for Petersenite-(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
     
    • 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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