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Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

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Karl Ludwig Giesecke
Formula:
NaNdCa3(PO4)3F
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Colorless with a faint ...
Hardness:
5
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)

Approved 2010
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
41.8.11.

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

Place of Conservation of First Recorded 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 First Recorded Material:
In cavities of an albite vein cross-cutting augite syenite
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Physical Properties of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

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:
3.91 g/cm3 (Calculated)

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 Data:
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:
NaNdCa3(PO4)3F
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Carlgieseckeite-(Nd) to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3F
Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3F
Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5
FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3F
FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5
8.BN.05AlforsiteBa5(PO4)3Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
8.BN.05ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3Cl
8.BN.05Mimetite-MPb5(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
8.BN.05FluorapatiteCa2Ca3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05HedyphanePb3Ca2(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
8.BN.05JohnbaumiteCa5(AsO4)3OH
8.BN.05MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
8.BN.05FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
8.BN.05TurneaureiteCa5(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5
8.BN.05FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-MCa5(PO4)3OH
8.BN.05PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
8.BN.05StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3F
8.BN.05FluorphosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3F
8.BN.05Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F
8.BN.10ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3F

Other Names for Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Non-fluorescent in ultraviolet light and cathode rays
Health Risks:
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

Internet Links for Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

Localities for Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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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