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Joel D. Grice
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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.

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Classification of GriceiteHide


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

1 : AX

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

Physical Properties of GriceiteHide

4½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of GriceiteHide

CAS Registry number:

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of GriceiteHide

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

Type Occurrence of GriceiteHide

Synonyms of GriceiteHide

Other Language Names for GriceiteHide


Relationship of Griceite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CarobbiiteKFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Villiaumite2 photos of Griceite associated with Villiaumite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.AA.Brontesite(NH4)3PbCl5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.AA.05MarshiteCuIIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.05Miersite(Ag,Cu)IIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.05NantokiteCuClIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.10IodargyriteAgIHex. 6mm : P6mm
3.AA.15BromargyriteAgBrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.15ChlorargyriteAgClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20CarobbiiteKFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.AA.20HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
3.AA.25SalammoniacNH4ClIso. 4 3 2
3.AA.25LafossaiteTl(Cl,Br)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
3.AA.30Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.AA.30Moschelite(Hg2+2)I2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.AA.35NeighboriteNaMgF3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.AA.40ChlorocalciteKCaCl3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.AA.55ChallacolloiteKPb2Cl5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.AA.60HephaistositeTlPb2Cl5Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m m3m (4/m 3 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.1.2VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
8.1.3HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.1.4HydrohaliteNaCl · 2H2OMon.
8.1.5CarobbiiteKFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
8.1.6SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.1.7SalammoniacNH4ClIso. 4 3 2

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 GriceiteHide

Reference List:
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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 GriceiteHide

Localities for GriceiteHide

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.
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.
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