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Monazite-(Nd)

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About Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
Nd(PO4)
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Member of:
Name:
From the Greek μουάζειυ "to be solitary" in allusion to the rarity of its presence in the first known localities, plus "Nd" as the Nd-dominant member of the Monazite series.

Classification of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
1986
8.AD.50

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
38.4.3.5

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
4 : AXO4
19.9.5

19 : Phosphates
9 : Phosphates of rare earths and Sc

Physical Properties of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Hardness:
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.770 - 1.800 nβ = 1.771 - 1.802 nγ = 1.830 - 1.850
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.060
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
extreme

Chemical Properties of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
Nd(PO4)

Type Occurrence of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Synonyms of Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Other Language Names for Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Simplified Chinese:钕独居石
Traditional Chinese:釹獨居石

Relationship of Monazite-(Nd) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)
Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
Unnamed (Gd-dominant monazite)(Gd,Y,Dy,Sm,Nd,Th,Ca)(PO4)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AD.05NahpoiteNa2HPO4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.10MonetiteCa(HPO4)Tric. 1
8.AD.10WeiliteCa(HAsO4)Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.10ŠvenekiteCa(H2AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.15Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
8.AD.15Biphosphammite(NH4,K)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2 2 : I41 2 2
8.AD.20Phosphammite(NH4)2(HPO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.25BuchwalditeNaCa(PO4)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.AD.30SchultenitePb(HAsO4)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35PretuliteSc(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Yb)Yb(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.40PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.AD.45XimengiteBi(PO4)Trig.
8.AD.50Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
8.AD.50RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh(Th,Ca)(VO4,SiO4,PO4)
8.AD.55TetrarooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Tet.
8.AD.60Chursinite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(AsO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.65ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m

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

38.4.3.1Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
38.4.3.2Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
38.4.3.4BrabantiteCaTh(PO4)2Mon.
38.4.3.5CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
38.4.3.6Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.9.1Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
19.9.2Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.9.3Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.9.4Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
19.9.6Rhabdophane-(Ce)Ce(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.9.7Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.9.8Rhabdophane-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.9.9Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2Orth. mm2 : Pca21
19.9.10Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.11Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.12Florencite-(Nd)NdAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.13KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/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 Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 849.
Graeser, St. & Schwander, H. (1987): Gasparite-(Ce) and monazite-(Nd): two new minerals to the monazite group from the Alps. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 67, 101-113.
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 1495.
Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen (1987): 67: 103-113.

Internet Links for Monazite-(Nd)Hide

Localities for Monazite-(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.
Argentina
 
  • Salta
M. del Blanco, H. Echeveste y R. Plá (1996). Mineralización de tierras raras y torio en carbonatitas, sierra de Cobres, provincias de Salta y Jujuy. 3ra Reunión de Mineralogía y Metalogenia. Instituto de Recursos Minerales, UNLP. Publicación 5:91-97.
      • Cobres
M. del Blanco, H. Echeveste, H. y R. Plá (1996). Mineralización de tierras raras y torio en carbonatitas, sierra de Cobres, provincias de Salta y Jujuy. 3ra Reunión de Mineralogía y Metalogenia. Instituto de Recursos Minerales, UNLP. Publicación 5:91-97.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Circular Head municipality
      • Interview River district
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Nunavik
Mitchell, R.H. & Smith, D.L. (2017) Geology and mineralogy of the Ashram zone carbonatite, Eldor complex, Quebec. Ore Geology Reviews 86, 784-806.
China
 
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Tonghua Prefecture
      • Tonghua Co.
Guimei Yu and Liangchao Zhao (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(1), 25-30
Czech Republic
 
  • Plzeň Region
    • Rožmitál pod Třemšínem
      • Nové Mitrovice
Scharm, B. & Scharmová, M. (2000) Accessory minerals of siliceous rocks from the Kokšín hill near Mítov (Barrandian Neoproterozoic). Bulletin of Geosciences, 75(3), 307-318.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
  • Kivu
Tony Nikischer
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
Al-Ani Thair, Sarapää Olli and Torppa Akseli 2010. Petrography and Mineralogy of REE-bearing minerals of Iivaara, Otanmäki and Korsnäs alkaline rocks. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus arkistoraportti M42/2010/15
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Western Attikí District
      • Megara
Bull. Acad. Serbe Sci. Art,72, #20, 35-42
Italy (TL)
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Formazza Valley
          • Formazza
            • Vallone del Vannino
Graeser, St. & Schwander, H. (1987): Gasparite-(Ce) and monazite-(Nd): two new minerals to the monazite group from the Alps. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt.: 67, 101-113.
Japan
 
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kagawa Prefecture
Minakawa (1986) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 72.
Northwest Africa Meteorites
 
Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
http://www.igem.ru/igem/chem/pt/sukhloge.htm; Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Northern Region
    • Komi Republic
      • Prepolar Ural
        • Kozhim River Basin
          • Maldynyrd range (Maldy-nyrd range)
            • Grubependity Lake
http://geo.web.ru/conf/alkaline/2008/Repina.htm
Repina, S.A. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 609-619.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
      • Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen)
Ozdín, D. (2015) Mineralogická charakteristika Fe-zrudnenia východne od Ľubietovej. Esemestník, 4, 2, 37-38 (in Slovak).
    • Brezno Co.
      • Bacúch
Pršek, J., Ondrejka, M., Bačík, P., Budzyń, B., & Uher, P. (2010). Metamorphic-hydrothermal REE minerals in the Bacúch magnetite deposit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia:(Sr, S)-rich monazite-(Ce) and Nd-dominant hingganite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(1), 81-94.
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Rožňava (Rosenau; Rozsnyó)
        • Čučma
Števko M., Uher P., Ondrejka M., Ozdín D., Bačík P., 2014: Quartz-apatite-REE phosphates-uraninite vein mineralization near Čučma (eastern Slovakia): a product of early Alpine hydrothermal activity in the Gemeric superunit, Western Carpathians. Journal of Geosciences, 59, 209-222.
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Nkangala District
      • Mkobola
Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 57 pg
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Saflisch Valley
Krzemnicki, M. (1992) - unpublished thesis.
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Rio Arriba Co.
Gunnar Färber
  • North Carolina
    • Yancey Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Burnsville
          • Hurricane Mountain
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
Hanson, S.L., et al (1999) Rocks and Minerals, 74, 184
Thomas Buchholz, 1999 "Minerals of a Wausau Pegmatite, Marathon County, Wisconsin", Rocks and Minerals, vol .74 #4, p. 254 - 258.
Hanson, S.L., et al (1999) Rocks and Minerals, 74, 184
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