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East Mine, Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
© Pavel M. Kartashov
|Hardness:||4½ - 5|
This page provides mineralogical data about Cebaite-(Ce).
Classification of Cebaite-(Ce)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/C.07-140|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||5.BD.15|
5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
|Dana 8th edition ID:||16a.1.9.1|
16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||12.1.21|
12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides
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Type Occurrence of Cebaite-(Ce)
|Type Locality:||East Mine, Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China|
Physical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)
|Hardness (Mohs):||4½ - 5|
Optical Data of Cebaite-(Ce)
|RI values:||nα = 1.598 - 1.604 nβ = 1.735 nγ = 1.740 - 1.748|
|2V:||Measured: 5° , Calculated: 20° to 32°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.142 - 0.144|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2|
|Essential elements:||Ba, C, Ce, F, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ba, C, Ce, F, O|
Relationship of Cebaite-(Ce) to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Cebaite-(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 Cebaite-(Ce)
Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geochemistry RE mineral research group (1972): Cebaite - A type of RE and barium fluorine carbonate new mineral. Geochemistry 1, 86-91 (in English).
Zhang Peishan and Tao Kejie (1983): New data for cebaite. Scientia Geologica Sinica 1983(4), 409-413 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1980), 70, 214 (abstract).
Acta Crystallographica B40, 454-461.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1995), 56-64.
Internet Links for Cebaite-(Ce)
Localities for Cebaite-(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.