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Griceite

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Joel D. Grice
Formula:
LiF
System:
Isometric
Hardness:
Member of:
Name:
Named in honor of Joel Denison Grice (B. 1946), Canadian mineralogist and crystallographer, former Curator of Minerals, Canadian Mmuseum of Nature (former National Museum of Natural Sciences), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Grice is a world-renowned specialist in the structures of borates, carbonates, beryllium minerals and the eudialyte group.
This page provides mineralogical data about Griceite.


Classification of Griceite

Approved
3.AA.20

3 : HALIDES
A : Simple halides, without H2O
A : M:X = 1:1, 2:3, 3:5, etc.
9.1.1.5

9 : NORMAL HALIDES
1 : AX
8.1.1

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
1 : Halides of the alkali metals and ammonium

Physical Properties of Griceite

Hardness (Mohs):

Chemical Properties of Griceite

Formula:
LiF
Elements listed in formula:
CAS Registry number:
7789-24-4

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of Griceite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Fm3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.0293 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 65.42 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Griceite

Relationship of Griceite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
3.AA.05MarshiteCuI
3.AA.05Miersite(Ag,Cu)I
3.AA.05NantokiteCuCl
3.AA.05UM1999-11:I:CuSCu(I,S)
3.AA.10IodargyriteAgI
3.AA.10Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
3.AA.15BromargyriteAgBr
3.AA.15ChlorargyriteAgCl
3.AA.20CarobbiiteKF
3.AA.20HaliteNaCl
3.AA.20SylviteKCl
3.AA.20VilliaumiteNaF
3.AA.25SalammoniacNH4Cl
3.AA.25UM1998-03-Cl:TlTlCl
3.AA.25LafossaiteTlCl
3.AA.30CalomelHgCl
3.AA.30KuzminiteHg(Br,Cl)
3.AA.30MoscheliteHgI
3.AA.35NeighboriteNaMgF3
3.AA.40ChlorocalciteKCaCl3
3.AA.45KolaritePbTeCl2
3.AA.50RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
3.AA.55ChallacolloiteKPb2Cl5
3.AA.60HephaistositeTlPb2Cl5

Other Names for Griceite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Griceit
Spanish:Griceita

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 Griceite

Reference List:
Van Velthuizen, J., Chao, G.Y. (1989) Griceite, LiF, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 125-127.

Internet Links for Griceite

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Localities for Griceite

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.
(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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Van Velthuizen, J., Chao, G.Y. (1989) Griceite, LiF, a new mineral species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 125-127.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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