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|Colour:||Light azure-blue to ...||Hardness:||3 - 4|
|Name:||Named after H.J. Schuiling, Chief Geologist.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Schuilingite-(Nd).
Classification of Schuilingite-(Nd)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/E.09-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.DB.20|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
B : With large and medium-sized cations
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16b.1.4.1|
16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : AmBn(XO3)pZq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||11.9.5|
11 : Carbonates
9 : Carbonates of Pb, Zr and Th
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Type Occurrence of Schuilingite-(Nd)
|Type Locality:||Kasompi Mine (Menda Mine; Kasompi Hill), Swambo, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
Physical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)
|Colour:||Light azure-blue to turquoise-blue|
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 4|
Optical Data of Schuilingite-(Nd)
|RI values:||nα = 1.710 nβ = 1.755 nγ = 1.775|
|2V:||Measured: 66° , Calculated: 64°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.065|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v strong|
Chemical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)
|Essential elements:||C, Cu, H, Nd, O, Pb|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, Cu, Gd, H, Nd, O, Pb, Sm, Y|
Relationship of Schuilingite-(Nd) to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Schuilingite-(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 Schuilingite-(Nd)
Vaes (1947) Société géologique de Belgique, Bulletin, Liége: 70: 233.
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: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 252.
American Mineralogist (1958): 43: 796.
Canadian Mineralogist (1999): 37: 1463-1470.
Leverett, P.L. & P.A.Williams, Schuilingite-(Nd) from the Peelwood mine, Peelwood, New South Wales, Australian J. Mineralogy 13(2), 89-91 (2007)
Internet Links for Schuilingite-(Nd)
Localities for Schuilingite-(Nd)
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(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.
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