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Discredited because identical to a Ca-rich monazite-(Ce).
Not to be confused with cheralite (CaTh(PO4)2), a species redefined very recently (Linthout, 2007).
Classification of Cheralite-(Ce)
|IMA status:||Discredited 2006|
|Explanation of status:||= Ca-rich monazite-(Ce). Not approved by CNMMN.|
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Other Names for Cheralite-(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 Cheralite-(Ce)
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1995), 344-350.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh & Nichols (2000), Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV: 105.
Trends in Mineralogy (1992): 1: 103.
American Mineralogist: 38: 734.
American Mineralogist: 39: 403.
E.A.J. Burke (2006): "A mass discreditation of GQN minerals".Can. Min. 44, 1557-1560.
Linthout, K. (2007): Tripartite division of the system 2REEPO4 – CaTh(PO4)2– 2ThSiO4, discreditation of brabantite, and recognition of cheralite as the name for members dominated by CaTh(PO4)2. Can. Mineral. 45, 503-508.
Internet Links for Cheralite-(Ce)
Localities for Cheralite-(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: San Onofre pit, Salt Mountain, Cardona, Bages, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainFrom Gascon Cuello Fernando, 18th Dec 2014 07:47:50