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|Name:||Named in 1955 by A. R. Graham in allusion to the mineral's chemical composition.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Cerianite-(Ce).
Classification of Cerianite-(Ce)
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/D.31-40|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.DL.05|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
L : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; fluorite-type structures
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||7.7.2|
7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
7 : Oxides of Group III metals other than Al
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Type Occurrence of Cerianite-(Ce)
|Type Locality:||Dominion Gulf Company claims, Lackner Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada|
|General Appearance of Type Material:||Octahedrons|
|Geological Setting of type material:||Carbonatite/nepheline syenite|
Physical Properties of Cerianite-(Ce)
Crystallography of Cerianite-(Ce)
|Class (H-M):||m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.42(1) Å|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 159.22 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
|X-Ray Powder Diffraction:|
Radiation - Copper Kα
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.
Chemical Properties of Cerianite-(Ce)
|Simplified for copy/paste:||(Ce4+,Th)O2|
|Essential elements:||Ce, O|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ce, O, Th|
Relationship of Cerianite-(Ce) to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Cerianite-(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 Cerianite-(Ce)
GRAHAM, A.R. (1955): Cerianite, CeO2: a new rare earth oxide mineral. American Mineralogist 40, 560-564.
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Localities for Cerianite-(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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Locality Updated: Bettis Placer Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 23rd Aug 2014 19:49:43