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|Name:||From Chinese for "a cerium mineral from China."|
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)
|IMA status:||Published without Approval|
|Explanation of status:||The so called zhonghuacerite-(Ce) was never submitted to the IMA CNMMN hence it was never approved. 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).|
Zhonghuacerite was published in 1981 without having been submitted to the CNMMN. The name was changed by the CNMMN in 1987 to zhonghuacerite-(Ce) as part of the update of mineral names with Levinson modifiers, without realizing that it was an unapproved mineral and mineral name. Officially this species does not exist.
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/C.07-160|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.BD.10|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16a.1.8.1|
16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||12.1.20|
12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides
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Physical Properties of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
Crystallography of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
|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 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
|RI values:||nω = 1.745 nε = 1.565|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.180|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ba2Ce(CO3)3F|
|Essential elements:||Ba, C, Ce, F, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ba, C, Ce, F, O|
Relationship of Zhonghuacerite-(Ce) to other Species
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Other Names for Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
|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 Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
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).
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). - American Mineralogist (1982) 67, 1078 (abstract).
Zaitsev et al. (1996): European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 1327-1336.
Internet Links for Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
Localities for Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
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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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