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About Nordite-(Ce)Hide

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Distinguished from lanthanum dominant nordite by Levinson in 1966, who added the suffixes, dividing nordite into two species. The root name is for the northern latitudes, where nordite was first found.
The zinc analogue of Ferronordite-(Ce) and Manganonordite-(Ce). The cerium analogue of Nordite-(La).

Related to Meieranite.

Classification of Nordite-(Ce)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
O : Inosilicates with 7-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-periodic chains

72 : PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
5 : Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with corrugated and complex layers

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
8 : Silicates of Group III metals other than Al

Physical Properties of Nordite-(Ce)Hide


Optical Data of Nordite-(Ce)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.619 - 1.621 nβ = 1.630 - 1.640 nγ = 1.642 - 1.655
Calculated: 82° to 90°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.023 - 0.034
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 Nordite-(Ce)Hide

IMA Formula:

Type Occurrence of Nordite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Nordite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:硅钠锶铈石
Traditional Chinese:矽鈉鍶鈰石

Relationship of Nordite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

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Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Natrosilite6 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Natrosilite on
Ussingite5 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Ussingite on
Vuonnemite2 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Vuonnemite on
Cleiophane2 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Cleiophane on
Villiaumite2 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Villiaumite on
Steenstrupine-(Ce)2 photos of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Steenstrupine-(Ce) on
Magnesio-arfvedsonite1 photo of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Magnesio-arfvedsonite on
Sodalite1 photo of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Sodalite on
Manganoneptunite1 photo of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Manganoneptunite on
Natrolite1 photo of Nordite-(Ce) associated with Natrolite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DO.05PyroxmangiteMnSiO3Tric. 1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Ce)(Sr,Ca)Na2(Na,Mn)(Zn,Mg)Si6O17 mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.8.3Keiviite-(Yb)Yb2Si2O7Mon. 2/m : B2/m
14.8.7Monteregianite-(Y)(Na,K)6(Y,Ca)2Si16O38 · 10H2OMon. 2/m
14.8.9Ashcroftine-(Y)K5Na5(Y,Ca)12Si28O70(OH)2(CO3)8 · 8H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
14.8.13Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
14.8.14CascanditeCa(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)Tric. 1

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 Nordite-(Ce)Hide

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Semenov, E.I. Barinskii, R.L. (1958) The composition characteristics of the rare- earths in minerals. Geokhimiya: 1958(4): (Eng. trans. pp. 398-419).
Balashov, Yu.A., Turakskaya, N.V. (1960) Lanthanum maximum in the rare-earth elements in lamprophyllite. Geokhimiya: 1960(7): (Eng. trans. pp. 740-746).
Levinson, A.A. (1966) A system of nomenclature for rare-earth minerals. American Mineralogist: 51: 152-158.
Bakakin, V.V., Belov, N.V., Borisov, S.V., Solovyeva, L.P. (1970) The crystal structure of nordite and its relationship to melilite and datolite-gadolinite. American Mineralogist: 55: 1167-1181.

Internet Links for Nordite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Nordite-(Ce)Hide

ⓘ - 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.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
WIGHT, Q., and CHAO, G.Y. (1995) Mont Saint Hilaire revisited. Rocks & Minerals, 70, 90-103; 131-138.
  • Murmansk Oblast
Yakovenchuk, V. N., Ivanyuk, G., Pakhomovsky, Y. & Men'shikov, Y. (2005): Khibiny. Apatity & London (Laplandia Minerals in association with the Mineral. Soc. of GB & Ireland), 468 pp.
Yakovenchuk, V. N., Ivanyuk, G., Pakhomovsky, Y. & Men'shikov, Y. (2005): Khibiny. Apatity & London (Laplandia Minerals in association with the Mineral. Soc. of GB & Ireland), 468 pp.
    • Lovozero Massif
      • Alluaiv Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Karnasurt Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Kedykverpakhk Mt
        • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
      • Sengischorr Mt
        • Motchisuai River Valley
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Lapis 29(1), 47 (2004); Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Karpenko, V.Yu., Siidra, O.I., Muftakhov, V.A. (2016): Odigitriaite, CsNa5Ca5[Si14B2O38]F2, a new cesium borosilicate mineral from the Darai-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikistan: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, (in press).
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