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Wakefieldite-(Nd)

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Formula:
Nd(VO
 
4
)
System:Tetragonal
Member of:Xenotime Group
Name:For its relationship to the other wakefieldites.

Classification of Wakefieldite-(Nd)

IMA status:Approved 2008
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Type Occurrence of Wakefieldite-(Nd)

Type Locality:Arase mine, Kami city, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan

Crystallography of Wakefieldite-(Nd)

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:I41/amd {I41/a 2/m 2/d}
Cell Parameters:a = 7.338Å, c = 6.509Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.887
Unit Cell Volume:V 350.49 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.84 (27)
3.67 (100)
2.92 (7)
2.74 (51)
2.60 (11)
2.29 (9)
2.09 (14)
1.886 (25)

Chemical Properties of Wakefieldite-(Nd)

Formula:
Nd(VO
 
4
)
Simplified for copy/paste:Nd(VO4)
Essential elements:Nd, O, V
All elements listed in formula:Nd, O, V

Relationship of Wakefieldite-(Nd) to other Species

Member of:Xenotime Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Chernovite-(Y)
Y(AsO
 
4
)
Pretulite
Sc(PO
 
4
)
Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Ce(VO
 
4
)
Wakefieldite-(La)
La(VO
 
4
)
Wakefieldite-(Y)
Y(VO
 
4
)
Xenotime-(Y)
Y(PO
 
4
)
Xenotime-(Yb)
(Yb,Y,HREE)(PO
 
4
)

Other Names for Wakefieldite-(Nd)

Synonyms:
IMA2008-031
Other Languages:
Japanese:ネオジムウェークフィールド石

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 Wakefieldite-(Nd)

Reference List:

- +
Moriyama, T., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Matsubara, S., Hirano, H., Murakami, H., and Watanabe, Y. (2011): Wakefieldite-(Nd), a new neodymium vanadate mineral in the Arase stratiform ferromanganese deposit, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Resource Geology 61, 101-110.

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  • Localities for Wakefieldite-(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.
    Germany
     
    • Thuringia
      • Harz
        • Nordhausen
          • Ilfeld
    J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch and J. Wesiger (2011): New finds of vanadate and rare-earth minerals from the manganese mine Ilfeld, Harz. Mineralien-Welt 22 (1), 41-49. (in German)
    Japan
     
    • Shikoku Island
      • Kochi Prefecture
        • Kami city
    Moriyama, T., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Matsubara, S., Hirano, H., Murakami, H., and Watanabe, Y. (2011): Wakefieldite-(Nd), a new neodymium vanadate mineral in the Arase stratiform ferromanganese deposit, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Resource Geology 61, 101-110.
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