Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
1 - 2
Crystal System:
For the locality at the Bastnäs mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden, plus the "Hydroxyl" prefix due to the dominance of the hydroxyl radical over fluorine and the "-(Nd)" suffix due to the dominance of neodymium in the composition.
The neodymium analogue of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Hydroxylbastnäsite-(La).

Hide all sections | Show all sections

Classification of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide


B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)

1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq

11 : Carbonates
8 : Carbonates of the rare earths

Physical Properties of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

1 - 2 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.715 nε = 1.810
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.095
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Synonyms of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Relationship of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P6c2
Bastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)F Hex. 6 m2 : P62c
Bastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P62c
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bastnäsite-(Y)2 photos of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) associated with Bastnäsite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Calcybeborosilite-(Y)2 photos of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) associated with Calcybeborosilite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Gasparite-(Ce)1 photo of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) associated with Gasparite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Chernovite-(Y)1 photo of Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd) associated with Chernovite-(Y) on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BD.05Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F Hex.
5.BD.05Lukechangite-(Ce)Na3Ce2(CO3)4FHex. 6mm : P63mc
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3FMon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(La)Ba2(La,Ce,Th)(CO3)3FMon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BD.18Arisite-(Ce)NaCe2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]FHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
5.BD.18Arisite-(La)NaLa2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]FHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P6c2
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P62c
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
5.BD.20bParisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2Mon. m : Bb
5.BD.20dRöntgenite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3Trig. 3 : R3
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
5.BD.20aThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)F Hex. 6 m2 : P62c
5.BD.25Horváthite-(Y)NaY(CO3)F2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
5.BD.25Qaqarssukite-(Ce)Ba(Ce,REE)(CO3)2FTrig. 3 : P3
5.BD.35Huanghoite-(Ce)BaCe(CO3)2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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

16a.1.2.1Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.8.1Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2OOrth.
11.8.2Lanthanite-(La)(La,Ce)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
11.8.3Lanthanite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.4Lanthanite-(Nd)(Nd,La)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
11.8.5Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
11.8.8Rémondite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
11.8.9Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
11.8.10Kimuraite-(Y)Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4 · 6H2OOrth.
11.8.11Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2OOrth.
11.8.12Calcioancylite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2OMon. m : Pm
11.8.13Calcioancylite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Sr)CO3(OH,H2O)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.14Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
11.8.16Donnayite-(Y)NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.8.17Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2Orth. mm2
11.8.18Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.19EwalditeBa(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO3)2 · 2.6H2OHex. 6mm
11.8.20Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.8.21Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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 Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Christensen, A.N. (1973): Hydrothermal preparation of rare earth hydroxycarbonates. The crystal structure of NdOHCO3. Acta Chemica Scandinavica 27, 2973-2982.
Dexpert, H. & Caro, P. (1974): Crystal structure of NdOHCO3. Mater. Res. Bull. 9, 1577-1585 (in French).
Maksimović, Z. & Pantó, G. (1985): Hydroxyl-bastnaesite-(Nd), a new mineral from Montenegro, Yugoslavia. Mineralogical Magazine 49, 717-720.
Farkas, L., Maksimović, Z. & Pantó, G. (1985): X-ray powder data and unit cell of natural hydroxylbastnaesite-(Nd). Neues Jahrbuch Mineral., Monatshefte 1985, 298-304.
American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 1277.
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 440-441.
Xingfu Shang, Wencong Lu, Baohua Yue, Liangmiao Zhang, Jipeng Ni, Yong lv, and Yongli Feng (2009): Synthesis of three-dimensional hierarchical dendrites of NdOHCO3 via a facile hydrothermal method. Crystal Growth & Design 9, 1415-1420.
Kiyonori Michiba, Takeshi Tahara, Izumi Nakai, Ritsuro Miyawaki and Satoshi Matsubara (2011): Crystal structure of hexagonal RE(CO3)OH. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 226, 518-530.

Internet Links for Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Hide

Localities for Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)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.
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Lindquist Lake
Roberts, J. (2017). Telluride mineralogy at the Deer Horn Au-Ag-Te-(Bi-Pb-W) deposit, Lindquist Peak, west-central British Columbia: implications for the generation of tellurides (MS dissertation, University of British Columbia).
Greece (TL)
  • Sterea Hellas Department
    • Fthiótis Prefecture
      • Lokris
Pantó, G. and Maksimović, Z. (2001) Two new rare earth minerals in an unusual mineralization of the Nissi bauxite deposit, Greece. Acta Geologica Hungarica: 44(1): 81-93.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
Mineralogical Magazine(1985) 49, 717-720
Maksimović, Z. & Pantó, G. (1985): Hydroxyl-bastnaesite-(Nd), a new mineral from Montenegro, Yugoslavia. Mineralogical Magazine 49, 717-720.; Farkas, L., Maksimović, Z. & Pantó, G. (1985): X-ray powder data and unit cell of natural hydroxylbastnaesite-(Nd). Neues Jahrbuch Mineral., Monatshefte 1985, 298-304. ; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2009 A607
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Karkonosze Mts (Karkonosze Massif)
      • Szklarska Poręba District
Pieczka A., Gołębiowska B. 2002: Pegmatites of the Szklarska Poręba Huta granite quarry: preliminary data on REE-mineralization. Mineralogia Polonica, vol. 20, 175-177
  • 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.
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2011)
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: April 25, 2018 13:47:13 Page generated: April 6, 2018 10:19:37
Go to top of page