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Fergusonite-(Ce)

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About Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Robert Ferguson
Formula:
(Ce,La,Nd)NbO4
Hardness:
5½ - 6½
Name:
For its relation to fergusonite-(Y) , and its dominant cerium content. Named after Robert Ferguson (8 September 1769 – 3 December 1840, London, England) of Raith, Scottish landowner, politician and mineral collector.
This page provides mineralogical data about Fergusonite-(Ce).


Classification of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
7.GA.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
G : Molybdates, Wolframates and Niobates
A : Without additional anions or H2O
8.1.1.3

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
1 : ABO4
18.2.3

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
2 : Niobates and tantalates containing rare earths but not U

Physical Properties of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Hardness:
5½ - 6½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 2.300 nε = 2.200
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
(Ce,La,Nd)NbO4
IMA Formula:
CeNbO4 · 0.3H2O

Type Occurrence of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fergusonite-(Y)1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with Fergusonite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Polyakovite-(Ce)1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with Polyakovite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Sanidine1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with Sanidine on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.GA.05Fergusonite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce)(Nb,Ti)O4
7.GA.05Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.05PowelliteCa(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.05ScheeliteCa(WO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.05StolzitePb(WO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.05WulfenitePb(MoO4)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.10Formanite-(Y)YTaO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.GA.10Iwashiroite-(Y)Y(Ta,Nb)O4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
7.GA.15Paraniite-(Y)Ca2Y(AsO4)(WO4)2Tet. 4/m : I41/a

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

8.1.1.1Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
8.1.1.2Formanite-(Y)YTaO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
8.1.1.4Fergusonite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce)(Nb,Ti)O4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.2.1Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
18.2.2Fergusonite-(Y)-βYNbO4Mon. 2/m
18.2.4Fergusonite-(Ce)-β(Ce,La,Nd)NbO4
18.2.5Fergusonite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce)(Nb,Ti)O4
18.2.6Fergusonite-(Nd)-β(Nd,Ce)NbO4
18.2.7Formanite-(Y)YTaO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
18.2.8Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.2.9Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.2.10Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.2.11Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
18.2.12Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.2.13Aeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
18.2.14Aeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ln,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.2.15Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
18.2.16Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6Orth.
18.2.17Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti,Fe,Ta)2(O,OH)6Orth.
18.2.18Tantalaeschynite-(Y)Y(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.2.19Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth.
18.2.20Murataite-(Y)(Y,Na)6Zn(Zn,Fe3+)4(Ti,Nb,Na)12O29(O,F,OH)10F4 Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

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 Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

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American Mineralogist: 74: 946.

Internet Links for Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Fergusonite-(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.
Algeria
 
  • Tamanghasset Province
    • Ahaggar Mtn (Hoggar Mtn)
Hadj-Kaddour, Z., Liegeois, J. P., Demaiffe, D., & Caby, R. (1998). The alkaline–peralkaline granitic post-collisional Tin Zebane dyke swarm (Pan-African Tuareg shield, Algeria): prevalent mantle signature and late agpaitic differentiation. Lithos, 45(1), 223-243.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Haliburton Co.
      • Cardiff Township
G. Pouliot, J. A. Maxwell, and S. C. Robinson (1964): Cenosite from Bancroft, Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 1-10.
    • Nipissing District
      • Murchison Township
Frank Melanson (Hawthorneden) specimen
    • Renfrew Co.
      • Lyndoch Township
GSC paper 70-50
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
YAKOVLEVA, O.S., PEKOV, I.V., HORVÁTH, L., BRYZGALOV, I.A., YAPASKURT, V.O., and GUSEVA, E.V. (2010b) Mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of high-alumina fenites of the Mont Saint-Hilaire alkaline pluton, Québec, Canada. Geology of Ore Deposits, 52, 795-805.
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo mining district
        • Bayan Obo
Qingchang Meng (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(3), 10-17
Zhang Peishan, Yang Zhuming, Tao Kejie, and Yang Xueming (1996): "Mineralogy and Geology of Rare Earths in China", Science Press (Beijing), 226 pp.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Kruft
Blass, G.; Graf, H.W., Neue Mineralien und Bestimmungen (17), Mineralien-Welt 8/2, 16, 1997
    • Mendig
      • Niedermendig
Blass, G.; Graf, H.W., Neue Mineralien und Bestimmungen (17) Mineralien-Welt 8/2, 16, 1997
Blass, G.; Graf, H.W., Neue Mineralien und Bestimmungen (17), Mineralien-Welt 8/2, 16, 1997
        • Wingertsberg
Blass, G.; Graf, H.W., Neue Mineralien und Bestimmungen (17), Mineralien-Welt 8/2, 16, 1997
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
        • Monte Somma
          • Ercolano
            • San Vito
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, mterial of Luigi Chiappino
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Ibaraki Prefecture
Alfredo Petrov specimen (from David Nieto, 2-1998)
Mongolia
 
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
      • Khaldzan Buragtag massif
Macdonald R., Baginski B., Kartashov P., Zozulia D., Dzierzanowski P. Interaction of rare-metal minerals with hydrothermal fluids; evidence from quartz-epidote metasomatites of the Haldzan Buragtag massif, Mongolian Altai, - Can. Miner., 2015. v.53, pp. 1015-1034.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Vitim Plateau
          • Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin)
Koneva A.A., Konev A.A., Vladykin N.V. (2010) Vein complex of the Biraya carbonatite deposit. in Abstracts of XXVII International conference School «Geochemistry of Alkaline rocks». – Moscow-Koktebel’. pp. 240 pp.
A. Konev et al.: European Journal of Mineralogy 17(5):715–721 (2005)
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Ilmen Mts
          • Ilmen Natural Reserve
P.M. Kartashov data
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
R. Liferovich - L. Horváth p.c. (2004); Mitchell, R. H., & Liferovich, R. P. (2006). Subsolidus deuteric/hydrothermal alteration of eudialyte in lujavrite from the Pilansberg alkaline complex, South Africa. Lithos, 91(1), 352-372.
Ukraine (TL)
 
  • Zaporozhskaya Oblast' (Zaporiz'ka; Zaporozh'e)
    • Priazovie
Trudy Min.Muz. Fersmana (1976) 25, 166-172.
USA
 
  • Arkansas
    • Pulaski Co.
      • Little Rock
Rocks and Minerals, (1989) 64:314-322
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