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Petersenite-(Ce)

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About Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Ole V. Petersen
Formula:
Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
Colour:
Pinkish gray, yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in 1994 by Joel D. Grice, Jerry Van Velthuizen, and Robert A. Gault in honor of Dr. Ole Valdemar Petersen [July 29, 1939 - ), Curator, Geology Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, for his work on the mineralogy of alkaline rocks.
A rare-earth-element carbonate.


Classification of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
1992
First Published:
1994
5.AD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare-earth elements (REE)
14.4.5.2

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
4 : Miscellaneous

Pronounciation of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Pinkish gray, yellow
Hardness:

Optical Data of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.623 nβ = 1.636 nγ = 1.649
2V:
Measured: 85° to 95°, Calculated: 89.8°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.026
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
Weak
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
IMA Formula:
Na4Ce2(CO3)5

Crystallography of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:
P21
Setting:
P21
Cell Parameters:
a = 20.872 Å, b = 6.367 Å, c = 10.601 Å
β = 120.50°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.278 : 1 : 1.665
Unit Cell V:
1,213.85 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Striated prisms; acicular crystals

Type Occurrence of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Chemical Analysis of Type Material:
Na2O17.38 %
CaO1.32 %
BaO0.32 %
SrO1.70 %
La2O314.49 %
Ce2O323.66 %
Pr2O32.00 %
Nd2O35.82 %
Sm2O30.60 %
CO232.92 %
Total:100.21 %
Geological Setting of Type Material:
A late-stage pegmatitic phase of a nepheline-sodalite syenite,near the contact a hornfels unit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Grice, J. D., Van Velthuizen, J., Gault, R. A. (1994) Petersenite-(Ce), a new mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire, and its structural relationship to other REE carbonates. The Canadian Mineralogist, 32: 405-414

Synonyms of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Petersenite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
CalcioburbankiteNa3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
Khanneshite(Na,Ca)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5Hex.
Rémondite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
Rémondite-(La)Na3(La,Ce)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
SanromániteNa2CaPb3[CO3]5Hex. 6mm : P63mc

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcioburbankite9 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Calcioburbankite on mindat.org.
Aegirine7 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Albite5 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Thomasclarkite-(Y)4 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Thomasclarkite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Siderite4 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Manganoneptunite3 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Manganoneptunite on mindat.org.
Analcime3 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Zircon2 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Zircon on mindat.org.
Leucosphenite2 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Leucosphenite on mindat.org.
Microcline2 photos of Petersenite-(Ce) associated with Microcline on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AD.05Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.AD.15Rémondite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
5.AD.15Rémondite-(La)Na3(La,Ce)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
5.AD.20Paratooite-(La)(La,Sr,Ca)4CuCa(Na,Ca)2(CO3)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam

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

14.4.5.1Rémondite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Ca,Na,Sr)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21

Fluorescence of Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

No fluorescence

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 Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Grice, J.D., Van Velthuizen, J., and Gault, R.A. (1994) Petersenite-(Ce), a new mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire, and its structural relationship to other REE carbonates. Canadian Mineralogist: 32: 405-414.
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., and Belovitskaya, Y.V. (1998) Khanneshite and petersenite-(Ce) from the Khibiny massif. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 92-100 (in Russian w. English abstract).
Belovitskaya, Y.V. and Pekov, I.V. (2004) Genetic mineralogy of the burbankite group. New data on minerals, 39: 50-64.

Internet Links for Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Petersenite-(Ce)Hide

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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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Grice, J.D., Van Velthuizen, J. and Gault, R.A. (1994), Petersenite-(Ce), a new mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire and its structural relationship to other REE carbonates. Canadian Mineralogist: 32: 405-414.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Koashva Mt
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
33 IGC excursion No 47, July 22 – August 2, 2008 Stop 2-2
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., and Belovitskaya, Y.V. (1998) Khanneshite and petersenite-(Ce) from the Khibiny massif. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 92-100.
 
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