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Kuannersuite-(Ce)

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Formula:
NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5
Colour:
pale red
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4½ - 5½
Specific Gravity:
4.51
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
For the type locality Kuannersuit (Kvanefjeld) plateau, Ilimaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kitaa (West Greenland) Province, Greenland.
The barium analogue of Belovite-(Ce). The NaCeBa3 analogue of Fluorapatite.


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Classification of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2002
7/B.39-117
8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1

Physical Properties of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
pale red
Streak:
white
Hardness:
4½ - 5½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
on {001} and {100}
Density:
4.51 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.66 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5
IMA Formula:
Na2Ce2Ba6(PO4)6FCl

Crystallography of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
P3
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.909 Å, c = 7.402 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.747
Unit Cell V:
629.42 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.97 (100)
2.86 (60)
1.96 (80)

Type Occurrence of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
elongated grystals with six-sided cross section, to 1.5 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
vugs in albitite veins hosted by an augite-syenite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:磷钠铈钡石
Traditional Chinese:磷鈉鈰鋇石

Relationship of Kuannersuite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite2 photos of Kuannersuite-(Ce) associated with Albite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BN.05AlforsiteBa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)Hex.
8.BN.05ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Mimetite-MPb5(AsO4)3ClMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BN.05FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05JohnbaumiteCa5(AsO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MimetitePb5(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05TurneaureiteCa5(AsO4)3ClHex.
8.BN.05VanadinitePb5(VO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
8.BN.05FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-MCa5(PO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorphosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.10ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Fluorescence of Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

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 Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

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Friis, H., et al. (2004): Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 95-106.

Internet Links for Kuannersuite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Kuannersuite-(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.
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Friis, Henrik; Balic-Zunjic, Tonci; Pekov, Igor V. & Petersen, Ole Valdemar. 2004. Kuannersuite-(Ce), Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl, a new member of the Apatite group, from the Ilímaussaq Alkaline Complex, South Greenland: Description and crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 95-106
Friis, H., Balic-Zunic, T, Pekov, I., Peterson, O. (2004): Kuannersuite-(Ce), a new member of the Apatite-group, from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 42, 95-106
Friis, H., Balic-Zunic, T, Pekov, I., Peterson, O. (2004): Kuannersuite-(Ce), a new member of the Apatite-group, from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist. 42, 95-106
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