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|Colour:||Rose-pink, Pale ...||Hardness:||4½|
|Name:||From the Greek σύγχΰσις "synchys" for "confounding" in allusion to its initially being mistaken for parisite, and the "-(Nd)" suffix due to the dominance of neodymium in the composition.|
Classification of Synchysite-(Nd)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/C.07-120|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.BD.20c|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16a.1.3.3|
16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||12.1.15|
12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides
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Type Occurrence of Synchysite-(Nd)
|Type Locality:||Grebnik Mt., Klina (Kline), Kosovo|
Physical Properties of Synchysite-(Nd)
|Colour:||Rose-pink, Pale gray-blue, light grass-green; pale violet to colourless (transmitted light)|
Optical Data of Synchysite-(Nd)
|RI values:||nα = 1.610 nβ = 1.660 nγ = 1.740|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.130|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v strong|
Chemical Properties of Synchysite-(Nd)
|Essential elements:||C, Ca, F, Nd, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, Ca, F, Gd, Nd, O, Y|
Relationship of Synchysite-(Nd) to other Species
|Member of:||Synchysite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Synchysite-(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 Synchysite-(Nd)
Proc. 4th International Congress for the Study of Bauxites, Alumina and Aluminium, Athens (1978), 13pp.
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 658.
Canadian Mineralogist (1994): 32: 865.
Internet Links for Synchysite-(Nd)
Localities for Synchysite-(Nd)
(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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New Locality Added: Lettenfeld, Eggenburg, Waldviertel, Lower Austria, AustriaFrom Peter Neschen, 25th May 2013 09:07:44