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|System:||Hexagonal||Colour:||Brown, pinkish, ...|
|Name:||From the Greek, rhabdos, a rod, plus phainesthai, to appear, in allusion to the bands characteristically exhibited in its spectrum, plus the suffix "-(Nd)" indicating the dominance of Nd over other REE in this species.|
Classification of Rhabdophane-(Nd)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||7/C.29-30|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.CJ.45|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||19.9.8|
19 : Phosphates
9 : Phosphates of rare earths and Sc
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Type Occurrence of Rhabdophane-(Nd)
|Type Locality:||Scoville Mine, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA|
Physical Properties of Rhabdophane-(Nd)
|Colour:||Brown, pinkish, yellowish-white, colourless|
Crystallography of Rhabdophane-(Nd)
Chemical Properties of Rhabdophane-(Nd)
|Simplified for copy/paste:||(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4)·H2O|
|Essential elements:||H, Nd, O, P|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ce, H, La, Nd, O, P|
Relationship of Rhabdophane-(Nd) to other Species
|Member of:||Rhabdophane Group|
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Other Names for Rhabdophane-(Nd)
|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 Rhabdophane-(Nd)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 774 (as Scovillite).
Hildebrand, F.A., M.H. Carron, and H.J. Rose, Jr. (1957) Re-examination of rhabdophane (scovillite) from Salisbury, Connecticut. Geological Society of America Bull.: 68: 1744–1745 (abstract).
Muto, T., R. Meyrowitz, A.M. Pommer, and T. Murano (1959) Ningyoite, a new uranous phosphate mineral from Japan. American Mineraleralogist: 44: 633–650.
Bowles, J.F.W. and D.J. Morgan (1984) The composition of rhabdophane. Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 146–148.
American Mineralogist (1985): 70: 440.
Internet Links for Rhabdophane-(Nd)
Localities for Rhabdophane-(Nd)
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New Locality Added: Vareira Mine, Adorigo, Tabuaço, Viseu District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 24th Oct 2014 10:13:19