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Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway
© OT. Ljøstad
An unusual hydrous yttrium silicate with a KDP-type structure.
The X-ray powder diffraction pattern is similar to that of xenotime.
Classification of Atelisite-(Y)
|IMA status:||Approved 2010|
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Type Occurrence of Atelisite-(Y)
|Type Locality:||Stetind pegmatite, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway|
|Place of Conservation of Type Material:||In the collections of the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, catalogue number NO-004 |
|Year of Discovery:||2008|
Crystallography of Atelisite-(Y)
|Class (H-M):||4 2m - Scalenohedral|
|Space Group:||I4 2d|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 6.947(4)Å, c = 6.133(3)Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 0.883|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 295.98 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
|X-Ray Powder Diffraction:|
|Comments:||Pattern is similar to that of xenotime.|
Chemical Properties of Atelisite-(Y)
|Essential elements:||H, O, Si, Y|
|All elements listed in formula:||H, O, Si, Y|
Other Names for Atelisite-(Y)
|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 Atelisite-(Y)
Malcherek, T., Mihailova, B., Schlüter, J. and Husdal, T.A. (2011): Atelisite-(Y), IMA 2010-065. CNMNC Newsletter No. 9, August 2011, page 2536; Mineralogical Magazine. 75, 2535-2540
Malcherek, T., Mihailová, B., Schlüter, J., Husdal, T. (2012): Atelisite-(Y), a new rare earth defect silicate of the KDP structure type. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 1053-1060.
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Localities for Atelisite-(Y)
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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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