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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)

Discredited 2006
Explanation of status:
= Ca-rich monazite-(Ce). Not approved by CNMMN. URL:
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Other Names for Cheralite-(Ce)

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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 Cheralite-(Ce)

Reference List:
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)

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.
  • Northern Territory
    • Barkly Region
      • Tennant Creek
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Böckstein
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
      • Eräjärvi area
Sandström, F. & Lahti, S.I. (2009): Viitaniemipegmatiten i Eräjärvi, Orivesi, Finland. Litiofilen 26 (1): 11-38
  • Győr-Moson-Sopron Co.
    • Soproni Mts
      • Sopron
  • Latium
    • Latina Province
      • Ponza Island
H.E. Belkin, B. De Vivo, A. Lima : "Magmatic (silicte/saline/sulfur-rich/CO2) immiscibility and zirconium and rare-earth element enrichment from alkaline magam chamber margins : evidence from Ponza Island, Pontine Archipelago, Italy", Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, 1401-1420.
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Ząbkowice District
      • Ząbkowice (Frankenstein)
Eligiusz Szełeg collection
Eligiusz Szelig
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Betliar (Betler; Betlér)
Kubiš M., Broska I.: 2006: Petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry of Betliar granite body (Gemeric unit, Western Carpathians,Slovakia). Miner. Polonica-Special Papers, vol. 28. p.121- 123
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
South Africa
  • Limpopo Province
    • Bushveld Complex
      • Waterberg District
        • Thabazimbi
          • Glenover carbonatite
Minerals of South Africa
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
        • Pilanesberg Alkaline Complex
Minerals of South Africa
  • Galicia
    • Pontevedra
      • Ponteareas
Calvo, M., Viñals, J. and Vila, F. (2009) Mineralogy of the pegmatites and miarolitic cavities in the granitic batholit of Porriño, Pontevedra, galicia, Spain. Mineral Up, (2009-1), 6-23
      • Porriño
Calvo, M., Viñals, J. and Vila, F. (2009) Mineralogy of the pegmatites and miarolitic cavities in the granitic batholit of Porriño, Pontevedra, galicia, Spain. Mineral Up, (2009-1), 6-23
  • Jämtland
    • Krokom
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
Rocks & Min.: 62: 188.
        • Nine Mile Pluton
Thomas Buchholz, 1999 "Minerals of a Wausau Pegmatite, Marathon County, Wisconsin", Rocks and Minerals, vol .74 #4, p. 254 - 258.
Rocks & Min.: 62: 190-193.
    • Wood Co.
      • Vesper
Min.News 15(5):1, 5 - 6.
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