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Gasparite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Ce(AsO4)
Hardness:
5
Member of:
Name:
Named after Giovanni Gaspari, mineral collector of Crodo, Italy, who first found the mineral, and for its dominant cerium content.
Isostructural with:
The arsenate analogue of monazite-(Ce).
The Ce-analogue of Unnamed (La Arsenate) (probably monazite-type).


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Classification of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
8.AD.50

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
38.4.3.6

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
4 : AXO4
20.4.11

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
4 : Arsenates of Group III metals (Al, rare earths)

Physical Properties of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Hardness:

Optical Data of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.810 nβ = 1.825 nγ = 1.920
2V:
Measured: 40° to 45°, Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.110
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Ce(AsO4)
IMA Formula:
CeAsO4

Type Occurrence of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Gasparite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
Unnamed (Gd-dominant monazite)(Gd,Y,Dy,Sm,Nd,Th,Ca)(PO4)

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)1 photo of Gasparite-(Ce) associated with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) on mindat.org.
Calcybeborosilite-(Y)1 photo of Gasparite-(Ce) associated with Calcybeborosilite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Bastnäsite-(Y)1 photo of Gasparite-(Ce) associated with Bastnäsite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Chernovite-(Y)1 photo of Gasparite-(Ce) associated with Chernovite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Gasparite-(Ce) associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AD.05NahpoiteNa2HPO4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.10MonetiteCa(HPO4)Tric. 1
8.AD.10WeiliteCa(HAsO4)Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.10ŠvenekiteCa(H2AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.15Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
8.AD.15Biphosphammite(NH4,K)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2 2 : I41 2 2
8.AD.20Phosphammite(NH4)2(HPO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.25BuchwalditeNaCa(PO4)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.AD.30SchultenitePb(HAsO4)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35PretuliteSc(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Yb)Yb(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.40PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.AD.45XimengiteBi(PO4)Trig.
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
8.AD.50RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh(Th,Ca)(VO4,SiO4,PO4)
8.AD.55TetrarooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Tet.
8.AD.60Chursinite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(AsO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.65ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m

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

38.4.3.1Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
38.4.3.2Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
38.4.3.4BrabantiteCaTh(PO4)2Mon.
38.4.3.5Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
38.4.3.5CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.4.1MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
20.4.2BulachiteAl2(AsO4)(OH)3 · 3H2OOrth.
20.4.3PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
20.4.4LuetheiteCu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
20.4.5ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.4.6ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
20.4.7Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.4.8Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.4.9Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
20.4.10Gerdtremmelite(Zn,Fe)(Al,Fe)2(AsO4)(OH)5Tric.
20.4.12Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
20.4.13Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
20.4.14Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
20.4.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
20.4.16Retzian-(Ce)Mn2+2Ce(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
20.4.17Retzian-(La)(Mn2+,Mg)2(La,Ce,Nd)(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
20.4.18Retzian-(Nd)Mn2+2(Nd,Ce,La)(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban

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 Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

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Graeser, St. & Schwander, H. (1987): Gasparite-(Ce) and monazite-(Nd): two new minerals to the monazite group from the Alps. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt.: 67, 101-113.
American Mineralogist: 73: 1494-1495.

Internet Links for Gasparite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Gasparite-(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
 
  • Salzburg
    • Lungau
      • Taurach valley
Kolitsch, U., Schachinger, T. and Bernhard, F. (2015): Ardennite-(As), ardennite-(V), gasparite-(Ce) and chernovite-(Y): first results of a mineralogical study of the metaradiolarite-hosted manganese ore mineralisations in the Fuchssee area, Radstadt Tauern, Salzburg, Austria. MinPet 2015, Leoben, Austria, September 10-13; abstract in Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 161, 67.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
U. Kolitsch, J. Gröbner, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und A. Pring (2005): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (II): Dreyerit, Gasparit-(Ce), Klinobisvanit, Kobaltkoritnigit, Metatyuyamunit, Roscoelith, Sengierit, Vésigniéit und Wakefieldit. Lapis 30 (9), 35-39; 58. (in German)
Italy (TL)
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Antigorio Valley
          • Devero Valley
            • Baceno
              • Devero Alp
Graeser, S. & Schwander, H. (1987): Gasparite-(Ce) and monazite-(Nd): two new minerals to the monazite group from the Alps. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 67, 103-113; Graeser, S. & Offermann, E. (1987): Neue Mineralfunde aus der Region Cherbandung/Cervandove (Schweiz/Italien). Schweizer Strahler, 7, 473-486; Graeser, S. (1989): Gasparite-(Ce) e Cervandonite-(Ce), due nuovi minerali della regione Cervandone/Cherbandung. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1989, 151-156; Guastoni, A., Pezzotta, F., Vignola, P. (2006): Characterization and genetic inferences of arsenates, sulfates and vanadates of Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn from Mount Cervandone (Western Alps, Italy). Periodico di Mineralogia, 76, 141-150.
Albertini C. (1991): L'Alpe Devero ed i suoi minerali. Edizioni Grafica P.G.A., Dormelletto (Novara), 299 pp.; Guastoni A., Pezzotta F., Vignola P. (2006): Characterization and genetic inferences of arsenates, sulfates and vanadates of Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn from Mount Cervandone (Western Alps, Italy). Per. Mineral., 76, 141-150.
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Carrara
Mancini, S. (2000). Le mineralizzazioni a manganese delle Alpi Apuane. Tesi di laurea inedita, Università di Pisa.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Sørfold
G. Raade, U. Kolitsch and T. A. Husdal (2006): Si-rich bergslagite from a granitic pegmatite at Tennvatn, north Norway. GFF 128, 65-68.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Komi Republic
      • Prepolar Ural
        • Kozhim River Basin
          • Maldynyrd range (Maldy-nyrd range)
Pavel M. Kartashov data
P.M. Kartashov data
            • Grubependity Lake
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Rimavská Sobota Co.
      • Tisovec
Ondrejka M., Uher P., Pršek J., Ozdín D., Putiš M., 2005: Arsenian monazite-Ce and REE arsenates and carbonates: Composition and substitution in the REEPO4 – REEAsO4 system. Example from Tisovec – Rejkovo thyolite (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.7, 04857.
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1169-1178.; R. Liferovich - L. Horváth p.c. (2004)
Sweden
 
  • Dalsland
    • Åmål
      • Strandhem ore field
U. Kolitsch, D. Holtstam and K. Gatedal (2004): Crystal chemistry of REEXO4 compounds (X = P, As, V). I. Paragenesis and crystal structure of phosphatian gasparite-(Ce) from the Kesebol Mn-Fe-Cu deposit, Västra Götaland, Sweden. Eur. J. Mineral. 16, 111-116.
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Kjell Gatedal
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Hinterrhein Valley
      • Rheinwald
        • Splügen
Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2011): I minerali dell'Alpe Tanatz. Passo dello Spluga (Grigioni, Svizzera). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2011, 90-99
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Chummibort
Cuchet, S., van der Burgt, A. und Meisser, N. (2005): Chummibort, eine neue Fundstelle für Arsenmineralien im Binntal. Schweizer Strahler, Nr. 2, 19-29. (in German/French)
      • Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley)
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 178-179.
    • Nendaz Valley
Wulser PA (2002), Metarhyolites and associated metasediments from the Mont Fort Nappe..., unpublished Hons Thesis, University of Lausanne.
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Atali Agakhanov analytical data
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Taylor Creek District
Min.Rec.: 20(5):404.
    • Sierra Co.
      • Paramount Canyon
Min Rec 22:5 p384
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
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