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About Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
gray-white, pale yellow, pale blue
Vitreous, Greasy
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
For Lappland (Lapland), the region in which the Kola Peninsula lies.
This page provides mineralogical data about Laplandite-(Ce).

Classification of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
J : Inosilicates with 4-periodic double and triple chains

78 : Unclassified Silicates
7 :

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate

Physical Properties of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Vitreous, Greasy
Transparent, Translucent
gray-white, pale yellow, pale blue
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
2.83 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.71 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.568 nβ = 1.584 nγ = 1.585
Measured: 28° , Calculated: 26°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.017
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
Na4CeTiPSi7O22 · 5H2O

Crystallography of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.27 Å, b = 14.38 Å, c = 22.25 Å
a:b:c = 0.506 : 1 : 1.547
Unit Cell V:
2,326.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Radial-fibrous aggregates.

Geological EnvironmentHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
radiating-fibrous deposits up to 0.5-1 cm and
fan-shaped platy aggregates; the plates about 0.01 mm thick are flattened on the c axis
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Rare Elements, Moscow; A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 75512, 76312.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
natrolite zone of a pegmatite in a differentiated alkalic massif.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Es’kova E M, Semenov E I, Khomyakov A P, Kazakova M E, Sidorenko O V (1974) Laplandite, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 103, issue 5, 571-575

Synonyms of Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:硅钛铈钠石

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DJ.15Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2OOrth. mm2
9.DJ.20Seidite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,Sr)2[TiSi8O18(OH)2](O,OH,F)4 · 5H2OMon.
9.DJ.30JonesiteBa4(K,Na)2Ti4Al2(Si3O9)2(SiO4)4O2 · 6H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.6.1NagelschmidtiteCa7(SiO4)2(PO4)2Hex. 6 : P61
17.6.2PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
17.6.6Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2OAmor.
17.6.8BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F Tric. 1 : P1
17.6.9SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
17.6.11 VunonnemiteNa5TiNb3Si6O25F2 · 2Na3PO4
17.6.12Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2
17.6.13Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
17.6.14WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
17.6.15Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
17.6.16Britholite-(Y)(Y,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m

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 Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Es’kova E M, Semenov E I, Khomyakov A P, Kazakova M E, Sidorenko O V (1974) Laplandite, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 103, issue 5, 571-575
Fleischer M, Chao G Y, Kato A (1975) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 60:487

Internet Links for Laplandite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Laplandite-(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.
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Hohhot City (Huhehaote Prefecture)
      • Wuchuan County
Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Lovozersky District
      • Karnasurt Mountain
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mineral and/or Locality  
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