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Cebaite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
Hardness:
4½ - 5
This page provides mineralogical data about Cebaite-(Ce).

Classification of Cebaite-(Ce)

Approved
5/C.07-140
5.BD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
16a.1.9.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
12.1.21

12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cebaite-(Ce)

Physical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)

Hardness (Mohs):
4½ - 5

Optical Data of Cebaite-(Ce)

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.598 - 1.604 nβ = 1.735 nγ = 1.740 - 1.748
2V:
Measured: 5° , Calculated: 20° to 32°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.142 - 0.144
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)

Formula:
Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cebaite-(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-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(La)Ba2(La,Ce,Th)(CO3)3F
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
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,La)(CO3)F
12.1.9Bastnäsite-(La)(La,Ce)(CO3)F
12.1.10Bastnäsite-(Y)(Y,Ce)(CO3)F
12.1.11Parisite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
12.1.12Parisite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
12.1.13Synchysite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La)(CO3)2F
12.1.14Synchysite-(Y)Ca(Y,Ce)(CO3)2F
12.1.15Synchysite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Y,Gd)(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
12.1.20Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3F
12.1.22ThorbastnäsiteTh(Ca,Ce)(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 Cebaite-(Ce)

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:氟碳铈钡矿

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 Cebaite-(Ce)

Reference List:
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 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.
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo Mining District
        • Bayan Obo
          • Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit)
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).
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-130213802.html
          • Dulahala
Yang, X.M., Yang, X.Y., Zheng, Y.F., and Le Bas, M.J. (2003): Mineralogy and Petrology 78, 93-110.
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Xunwu Co.
Yunhuai Lin (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 22-28
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
Irene M. Abraham (2009): Geology and spatial distribution of uranium mineralisation in the SK anomaly area, Rossing area, Namibia, Master thesis University of the Witwatersrand.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/khib.htm
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