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Rémondite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5
Colour:
Orange-red to brown
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Name:
To honor Dr. Guy Rémond (1935– ), physicist, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans, France, for his work on the physics of minerals, and the predominance of
cerium over other rare-earth elements in the composition
This page provides mineralogical data about Rémondite-(Ce).

Classification of Rémondite-(Ce)

Approved
5.AD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare-earth elements (REE)
14.4.5.1

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : Miscellaneous
11.8.8

11 : Carbonates
8 : Carbonates of the rare earths
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rémondite-(Ce)

Physical Properties of Rémondite-(Ce)

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Orange-red to brown
Hardness (Mohs):
3 - 3½

Optical Data of Rémondite-(Ce)

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.632 nβ = 1.633 nγ = 1.638
2V:
Measured: 40° to 48°, Calculated: 50°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
weak to distinct

Chemical Properties of Rémondite-(Ce)

Formula:
Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rémondite-(Ce) to other Species

5.AD.05Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4
5.AD.15Petersenite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
5.AD.15Rémondite-(La)Na3(La,Ce)3(CO3)5
5.AD.20Paratooite-(La)(REE,Ca,Na,Sr)12Cu2(CO3)16
11.8.1Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
11.8.2Lanthanite-(La)(La,Ce)2(CO3)3 · 8H2O
11.8.3Lanthanite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3 · 8H2O
11.8.4Lanthanite-(Nd)(Nd,La)2(CO3)3 · 8H2O
11.8.5Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(CO3)(OH,F)
11.8.6Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,La)(CO3)(OH,F)
11.8.7Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
11.8.9Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2O
11.8.10Kimuraite-(Y)Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4 · 6H2O
11.8.11Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
11.8.12Calcioancylite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2O
11.8.13Calcioancylite-(Ce)(Ca,Sr)Ce(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
11.8.14Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
11.8.15Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
11.8.16Donnayite-(Y)NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
11.8.17Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2
11.8.18Ancylite-(Ce)SrCe(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
11.8.19EwalditeBa(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO3)2 · 2.6H2O
11.8.20Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
11.8.21Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4

Other Names for Rémondite-(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 Rémondite-(Ce)

Reference List:
CESBRON, F., GILLES, C., PELISSON, P. and SAUGUES, J.C. (1988) La rémondite (Ce), un nouveau carbonate de terres rares de la famille de la burbankite. Comptes Rendu, Academie des Sciences, Paris, Ser II, 307, 915 920. (in French and English)

Acta Crystallographica (1989): C45: 185-187.

American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 433.

Internet Links for Rémondite-(Ce)

Localities for Rémondite-(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.
Cameroon
 
  • South Region
    • Kribi
CESBRON, F., GILLES, C., PELISSON, P. and SAUGUES, J.C. (1988) La rémondite-(Ce), un nouveau carbonate de terres rares de la famille de la burbankite. Comptes Rendu, Academie des Sciences, Paris, Ser II, 307, 915-920. (in French and English)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2000) I minerali di Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec, Canada) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, XXIV, 140-202 (in Italian with English summary).
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Buriatia (Buryatia)
        • Mama River Basin
          • Maigunda River
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/lovo.htm
      • Northern Karelia
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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