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Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous, Resinous
Hardness:
Name:
From Chinese for "a cerium mineral from China."
The so called zhonghuacerite-(Ce) was never submitted to the IMA CNMMN for formal approval and was published in 1981 by Zhang & Tao. It entered the mineralogical literature via a review in the New Minerals section of Am. Min. 67, 1078. The description was published in Chinese and the reviewer was not aware that the mineral was not approved by IMA. The mineral was listed in the Glossary of Mineral Species (Fleischer 1983 and Fleisher and Mandarino 1995). The name was modified by the CNMMN in 1987 to zhonghuacerite-(Ce) (Nickel & Mandarino 1987) as part of the update of mineral names with Levinson modifiers, and was included in the IMA list of REE minerals without realizing that it was an unapproved mineral and mineral name. Officially, this species did not exist and there was no need to discredit it.

Bastnäsite Group.

Not valid, type material may be either Huanghoite-(Ce) or Kukharenkoite-(Ce). Formula and the revised monoclinic cell parameters seen in e.g. webmineral.com (from Dana 8?) suggest identity with kukharenkoite-(Ce).

Originally reported from West Mine, Bayan Obo (Bayun-Obo; Baiyunebo) deposit, Darhan Muminggan United Banner, Baotou League, Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia), China.


Classification of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Discredited
Notes:
Published without approval
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.
5/C.07-160
5.BD.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
16a.1.8.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
12.1.20

12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides

Physical Properties of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Vitreous, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Yellow
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.07Å, b = 5.07Å, c = 9.82Å
α = 90°, β = 90°, γ = 120°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 1.937
Unit Cell Volume:
V 218.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1

Optical Data of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.745 nε = 1.565
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.180
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Formula:
Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce) to other Species

5.BD.05Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
5.BD.05Lukechangite-(Ce)Na3Ce2(CO3)4F
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(La)Ba2(La,Ce,Th)(CO3)3F
5.BD.15Cebaite-(Ce)Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
5.BD.15Cebaite-(Nd)Ba3(Nd,Ce)2(CO3)5F2
5.BD.18Arisite-(Ce)NaCe2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]F
5.BD.18Arisite-(La)NaLa2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)F
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
5.BD.20bParisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
5.BD.20bParisite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
5.BD.20dRöntgenite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Nd)CaNd(CO3)2F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
5.BD.20aThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)F
5.BD.25Horváthite-(Y)NaY(CO3)F2
5.BD.25Qaqarssukite-(Ce)Ba(Ce,REE)(CO3)2F
5.BD.35Huanghoite-(Ce)BaCe(CO3)2F
12.1.1NorthupiteNa3Mg(CO3)2Cl
12.1.2BarentsiteNa7Al(HCO3)2(CO3)2F4
12.1.3RouvilleiteNa3(Ca,Mn,Fe)2(CO3)3F
12.1.4ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2O
12.1.5DeferniteCa6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x<0.5)
12.1.6BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2
12.1.7Stenonite(Sr,Ba,Na)2Al(CO3)F5
12.1.8Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
12.1.9Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
12.1.10Bastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)F
12.1.11Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
12.1.12Parisite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
12.1.13Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
12.1.14Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
12.1.15Synchysite-(Nd)CaNd(CO3)2F
12.1.16Röntgenite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3
12.1.17Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
12.1.19Huanghoite-(Ce)BaCe(CO3)2F
12.1.21Cebaite-(Ce)Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
12.1.22ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
12.1.23PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
12.1.24BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2O
12.1.25AlbrechtschraufiteCa4Mg(UO2)2(CO3)6F2 · 17-18H2O
12.1.26KettneriteCaBiCO3OF

Other Names for Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

Reference List:
Zhang Peishan and Tao Kejie (1981): Zhonghuacerite Ba2Ce(CO3)3F - A new mineral. Scientia Geologica Sinica 1981(2), 195-196 (in Chinese with English abstract). American Mineralogist (1982) 67, 1078 (abstract).

Zhang Peishan, Tao Kejie, and Li Fanghua (1981): Zhonghuacerite - A new rare earth mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1(2), 65-74 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Zaitsev et al. (1996): European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 1327-1336.

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Localities for Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)

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China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo Mining District
        • Bayan Obo
          • Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit)
Zhang Peishan, Tao Kejie, and Li Fanghua (1981): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1(2), 65-74.
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