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Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

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Formula:
NaNdCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
System:TrigonalColour:Colorless with a faint ...
Hardness:5
Member of:Belovite Group > Apatite Supergroup
Name:
Named in honour of the mineralogist and polar explorer Carl (or Karl) Ludwig Giesecke (1761-1833) who was the pioneer researcher in the mineralogy of Greenland.

Classification of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

IMA status:Approved 2010
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
Dana 8th edition ID:41.8.11.

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
8 : A5(XO4)3Zq
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Type Occurrence of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Type Locality:Kuannersuit Plateau (Kvanefjeld), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, registration number 3996/1
Geological Setting of type material:In cavities of an albite vein cross-cutting augite syenite
Associated Minerals at type locality:
FluorapatiteAnalcimeAlbite

Physical Properties of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Lustre:Vitreous, Greasy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Comment:Greasy on broken surfaces and vitrous on crystal faces
Colour:Colorless with a faint greenish hue; Pink
Comment:Colorless with a faint greenish hue in daylight; pink in yellow electric light
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):5
Hardness Data:Measured
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Irregular/Uneven
Density (calculated):3.91 g/cm3

Crystallography of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:P3
Space Group Setting:P3
Cell Parameters:a = 9.4553(1) Å, c = 6.9825(1) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.738
Unit Cell Volume:V 540.62 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:Hexagonal tabular, flattened on {001} crystals up to 0.25 x 1 x 1.3mm. Striated along [001]. Main forms: Pinacoid {001}. Faces on the prism zone,{hk0}, are probably {100}.
Twinning:Microtwinning on {001} observed
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
7.02 (22)
5.33 (18)
3.923 (27)
3.463 (23)
3.095 (19)
2.815 (100)
2.727 (42)
2.255 (17)

Chemical Properties of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Formula:
NaNdCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Simplified for copy/paste:NaNdCa3(PO4)3F
Essential elements:Ca, F, Na, Nd, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Ca, F, Na, Nd, O, P

Relationship of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd) to other Species

Member of:Belovite Group > Apatite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

- +
Belovite-(Ce)
NaCeSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Belovite-(La)
NaLaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Deloneite
(Na
 
0.5
REE
 
0.25
Ca
 
0.25
)(Ca
 
0.75
REE
 
0.25
)Sr
 
1.5
(CaNa
 
0.25
REE
 
0.25
)(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
(OH)
 
0.5
Fluorcaphite
SrCaCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Fluorstrophite
SrCaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
Kuannersuite-(Ce)
NaCeBa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
Cl
 
0.5
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.BN.05Alforsite
Ba
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)
NaCeSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
(F,O)
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH,O)
8.BN.05Chlorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Mimetite-M
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-M
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Fluorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Hedyphane
Pb
 
3
Ca
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
8.BN.05Johnbaumite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Mimetite
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Morelandite
Ca
 
2
Ba
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Pyromorphite
Pb
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Fluorstrophite
SrCaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Svabite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Turneaureite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Vanadinite
Pb
 
5
(VO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)
NaLaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Deloneite
(Na
 
0.5
REE
 
0.25
Ca
 
0.25
)(Ca
 
0.75
REE
 
0.25
)Sr
 
1.5
(CaNa
 
0.25
REE
 
0.25
)(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
(OH)
 
0.5
8.BN.05Fluorcaphite
SrCaCa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Kuannersuite-(Ce)
NaCeBa
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
 
0.5
Cl
 
0.5
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-M
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
8.BN.05Phosphohedyphane
Ca
 
2
Pb
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
8.BN.05Stronadelphite
Sr
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Fluorphosphohedyphane
Ca
 
2
Pb
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.05Miyahisaite
(Sr,Ca)
 
2
Ba
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
8.BN.10Arctite
Na
 
2
Ca
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F

Other Names for Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Synonyms:
IMA2010-036
Other Languages:

Other Information

Fluorescence in UV light:Non-fluorescent in ultraviolet light and cathode rays
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 Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Reference List:

- +
Husdal, T. (2011): På jakt etter nye mineraler. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 46: 88-98 [On the discovery of Carlgieseckite-(Nd)]

Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V.,Husdal, T.A., Agakhanov, A.A., Zadov, A.E. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2010): Carlgieseckeite-(Nd), IMA 2010-036. CNMNC Newsletter, October 2010, page 901; Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 899-902

Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V.,Husdal, T.A., Kononkova, N.N., Agakhanov, A.A., Zadov, A.E. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2012): Carlgieseckeite-(Nd), NaNdCa3(PO4)3F, a new belovite-group mineral species from the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 571-580

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  • Localities for Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

    The 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. ? 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.
    Greenland
     
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Ilímaussaq complex
    Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V.,Husdal, T.A., Kononkova, N.N., Agakhanov, A.A., Zadov, A.E. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2012): Carlgieseckeite-(Nd), NaNdCa3(PO4)3F, a new belovite-group mineral species from the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 571-580
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