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About Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
white, colourless
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
3.99 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named by C. Hollerer, K. Ettinger, J. Taucher, F. Walter in 1998 for the type locality of Galgenberg, Austria.
This page provides mineralogical data about Galgenbergite-(Ce).

Classification of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

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C : Carbonates without additional anions, with H2O
C : With rare earth elements (REE)

Physical Properties of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Transparent, Translucent
white, colourless
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
3.99 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
IMA Formula:
CaCe2(CO3)4 · H2O

Crystallography of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Siderite2 photos of Galgenbergite-(Ce) associated with Siderite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.CC.05Donnayite-(Y)NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.CC.05EwalditeBa(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO3)2 · 2.6H2OHex. 6mm
5.CC.05Mckelveyite-(Nd)(Ba,Sr)(Nd,Ce,La)(CO3)2 · 4-10H2OTric.
5.CC.05Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.CC.05WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.CC.10Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.CC.15Kimuraite-(Y)Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4 · 6H2OOrth.
5.CC.15Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2OOrth.
5.CC.20Shomiokite-(Y)Na3Y[CO3]3 · 3H2OOrth.
5.CC.25Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2OOrth.
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(La)(La,Ce)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
5.CC.25Lanthanite-(Nd)(Nd,La)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
5.CC.30Adamsite-(Y)NaY[CO3]2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.CC.35Decrespignyite-(Y)Cu(Y,REE)4(CO3)4(OH)5Cl · 2H2OMon.

Other InformationHide

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 Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Hollerer, C.E., Ettinger, K., Taucher, J., Walter, F. (1996) CaRE2(CO3)4, ein neues Mineral aus der Steiermark, Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft: 141, 114-115. (in German)
Hollerer, C.E. (1998) Ca(REE)2(CO3)4.H2O, ein neues Mineral aus der Steiermark, Österreich. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft: 143: 200-201. (in German)
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2004) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 89: 1826-1834.
Mandarino, J.A. (2004) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 215-234.
Walter, F., Bojar, H.P., Hollerer, C.E., Mereiter, K. (2013) The crystal structure of galgenbergite-(Ce), CaCe2(CO3)4H2O. Mineralogy and Petrology: 107: 189-199.

Internet Links for Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Galgenbergite-(Ce)Hide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Austria (TL)
  • Styria
    • Leoben
      • Galgenberg
Hollerer, C.E. (1998): Ca(REE)2(CO3)4·H2O, a new mineral from Steiermark, Austria. Mitteilungen der Österreichschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft (1998) 143, 200-201.
  • Jämtland
Lindh, A. (2012). Minute-sized crystals of HFSE minerals in evolved, fluorite-bearing granite, an example from the Sörvik granite, central Sweden. GFF, 134(4), 283-294.
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