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Fergusonite-(Ce)

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About Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

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Robert Ferguson
Formula:
CeNbO4 · 0.3H2O
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, Questionable
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:
CeNbO4 · 0.3H2O

Type Occurrence of Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Fergusonite-(Ce)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4
1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with Polyakovite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)4(Mg,Fe2+)(Cr3+,Fe3+)2(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O8
1 photo of Fergusonite-(Ce) associated with SanidineK(AlSi3O8)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.GA.05Fergusonite-(Nd)NdNbO4
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)NdNbO4

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)-βCeNbO4
18.2.5Fergusonite-(Nd)NdNbO4
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)10F4Iso. 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

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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 County
      • 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 County
      • 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
 
  • Fujian
    • Nanping
      • Pucheng County
Bai, G. & Yuan, Z. (1985). Carbonatites and related mineral resources. Bull. Inst. Miner. Deposits Chin. Acad. Geol. Sci., 13, 1-193. Su, Y. 1997. Geological characteristics and discussion of genesis of Yangdun P-Fe-Nb REE ore deposit, Fujian Province, China. Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research, 12 (2), 1-20. Yang, Z., & Woolley, A. (2006). Carbonatites in China: a review. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 27(5), 559-575. Zhang, M., Suddaby, P., Thompson, R. N., Thirlwall, M. F., & Menzies, M. A. (1995). Potassic volcanic rocks in NE China: geochemical constraints on mantle source and magma genesis. Journal of Petrology, 36(5), 1275-1303.
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Baotou City (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
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Kruft
Blass, G.; Graf, H.W., Neue Mineralien und Bestimmungen (17), Mineralien-Welt 8/2, 16, 1997
      • Mendig
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
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
        • Monte Somma
          • Ercolano
            • San Vito
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, mterial of Luigi Chiappino
Japan
 
  • Ibaraki
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
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Miass
P.M. Kartashov data
  • Irkutsk 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)
  • Tuva
Doroshkevich, A. G., Veksler, I. V., Izbrodin, I. A., Ripp, G. S., Khromova, E. A., Posokhov, V. F., ... & Vladykin, N. V. (2016). Stable isotope composition of minerals in the Belaya Zima plutonic complex, Russia: Implications for the sources of the parental magma and metasomatizing fluids. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 116, 81-96.
South Africa
 
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
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.
Spain
 
  • Canary Islands
    • Las Palmas Province
Ковальчук, Н. С., & Шумилова, Т. Г. (2014). Редкоземельная и циРконий-ниобиевая минеРализация в алмазсодеРжащих каРбонатитах о. ФуэРтевентуРа (испания). Вестник института геологии Коми научного центра Уральского отделения РАН, (10 (238)).
Ukraine (TL)
 
  • Zaporizhia Oblast
    • Priazovske
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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