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Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
yellow, red-brown, ...
Lustre:
Greasy
Hardness:
Name:
For Prof. Alexander A. Kukharenko (1914-1993), Department of Mineralogy, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Kukharenkoite-(Ce).

Classification of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Approved 1995
5/C.07-155
5.BD.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Kukharenkoite-(Ce) has 4 type localities with data derived from bona fide type specimens from all four localities. In fact we found the TL3 type specimen in 1976. TL 1: Kirov mine, Khibina massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia TL 2: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Québec [45 33' N, 73 08' W]. TL 3: Demix (Varennes) quarry, Saint-Amable sill, Saint-Amable and Varennes, Verchères County, Québec [45 39' N, 73 17' W]. TL 4: Vuorijärvi massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Physical Properties of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Greasy
Colour:
yellow, red-brown, pink-grey, colourless
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.406Å, b = 5.072Å, c = 6.707Å
β = 106.57°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.643 : 1 : 1.322
Unit Cell Volume:
V 437.11 ų
Z:
2

Optical Data of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.584 - 1.594 nβ = 1.710 - 1.724 nγ = 1.715 - 1.728
2V:
Measured: 16° , Calculated: 18° to 20°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.131 - 0.134
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v moderate

Chemical Properties of Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

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

Relationship of Kukharenkoite-(Ce) to other Species

5.BD.05Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
5.BD.05Lukechangite-(Ce)Na3Ce2(CO3)4F
5.BD.10Zhonghuacerite-(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)3-xF2x+1
5.BD.18Arisite-(La)NaLa2(CO3)3-xF2x+1
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(CO3)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(La)(La,Ce)(CO3)F
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Y)(Y,Ce)(CO3)F
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(CO3)(OH,F)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,La)(CO3)(OH,F)
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)
5.BD.20bParisite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La)2(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)Ca(Ce,La)(CO3)2F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Y,Gd)(CO3)2F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Y)Ca(Y,Ce)(CO3)2F
5.BD.20aThorbastnäsiteTh(Ca,Ce)(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

Other Names for Kukharenkoite-(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 Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Reference List:
Zaitsev, A.N., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Chao, G.Y., Gault, R.A., Subbotin, V.V., Pakhomosky, Y.A. & Bogdanova, A.N. (1996): Kukharenkoite-(Ce), Ba2Ce(CO3)3F, a new mineral from Kola Peninsula, Russia and Québec, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 1327-1336.
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.

Internet Links for Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

Localities for Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

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.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Wicheeda Lake
Dalsin, M.L. (2013) The Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Wicheeda Carbonatite Complex, British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
ZAITSEV, A.N., YAKOVENCHUK, V.N., CHAO, G.Y., GAULT, R.A., SUBBOTIN, V.V., PAKHOMOVSKY, Y.A., and BOGDANOVA, A.N. (1996) Kukharenkoite (Ce) Ba2Ce(CO3)3F, a new mineral from Kola Peninsula, Russia and Qu_bec, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 8, 1327 1336.
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
ZAITSEV, A.N., YAKOVENCHUK, V.N., CHAO, G.Y., GAULT, R.A., SUBBOTIN, V.V., PAKHOMOVSKY, Y.A., and BOGDANOVA, A.N. (1996): Kukharenkoite-(Ce) Ba2Ce(CO3)3F, a new mineral from Kola Peninsula, Russia and Québec, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 8, 1327-1336. Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    • Nord-du-Québec
Nadeau, O., Stevenson, R. and Jébrak, M. (2014) The geology, petrology and geochemistry of the Montviel alkaline-carbonatite hosted lanthanide-Nb ore deposit, Abitibi, Canada. Abstract with Program, GAC/MAC Annual meeting 2014. 1p.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Vitim Plateau
          • Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin)
Koneva A.A., Konev A.A., Vladykin N.V. (2010) Vein complex of the Biraya carbonatite deposit. in Abstracts of XXVII International conference School «Geochemistry of Alkaline rocks». – Moscow-Koktebel’. pp. 240 pp.
C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
          • Kukisvumchorr Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Northern Karelia
ZAITSEV, A.N., YAKOVENCHUK, V.N., CHAO, G.Y., GAULT, R.A., SUBBOTIN, V.V., PAKHOMOSKY, Y.A., and BOGDANOVA, A.N. (1996) Kukharenkoite (Ce) Ba2Ce(CO3)3F, a new mineral from Kola Peninsula, Russia and Qu_bec, Canada. European Journal of Mineralogy, 8, 1327 1336.
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