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About Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Orange-red to brown
3 - 3½
Crystal System:
To honor Dr. Guy Rémond (1935– ), physicist, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans, France, for his work on the physics of minerals, and the predominance of
cerium over other rare-earth elements in the composition
This page provides mineralogical data about Rémondite-(Ce).

Classification of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide


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

4 : Miscellaneous

11 : Carbonates
8 : Carbonates of the rare earths

Physical Properties of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Transparent, Translucent
Orange-red to brown
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.632 nβ = 1.633 nγ = 1.638
Measured: 40° to 48°, Calculated: 50°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
weak to distinct

Chemical Properties of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide


Crystallography of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.412 Å, b = 6.291 Å, c = 10.414 Å
β = 119.80°
a:b:c = 1.655 : 1 : 1.655
Unit Cell V:
591.93 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Siderite11 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Aegirine3 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Neighborite2 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Neighborite on mindat.org.
Eudidymite2 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Eudidymite on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz2 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Microcline2 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Adamsite-(Y)2 photos of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Adamsite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Polylithionite1 photo of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Polylithionite on mindat.org.
Albite1 photo of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Zircon1 photo of Rémondite-(Ce) associated with Zircon 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.15Petersenite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
5.AD.15Rémondite-(La)Na3(La,Ce)3(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21
5.AD.20Paratooite-(La)(REE,Ca,Na,Sr)12Cu2(CO3)16Orth. 2 2 2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,La,Nd)2(CO3)5Mon. 2 : P21

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.8.1Calkinsite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2OOrth.
11.8.2Lanthanite-(La)(La,Ce)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
11.8.3Lanthanite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.4Lanthanite-(Nd)(Nd,La)2(CO3)3 · 8H2OOrth.
11.8.5Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
11.8.9Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
11.8.10Kimuraite-(Y)Ca(Y,Nd)2(CO3)4 · 6H2OOrth.
11.8.11Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2OOrth.
11.8.12Calcioancylite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2OMon. m : Pm
11.8.13Calcioancylite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Sr)CO3(OH,H2O)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.14Burbankite(Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5Hex. 6mm : P63mc
11.8.16Donnayite-(Y)NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.8.17Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2Orth. mm2
11.8.18Ancylite-(Ce)CeSr(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.8.19EwalditeBa(Na,Ca,Y,Ce,K)(CO3)2 · 2.6H2OHex. 6mm
11.8.20Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.8.21Sahamalite-(Ce)(Mg,Fe)(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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 Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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CESBRON, F., GILLES, C., PELISSON, P. and SAUGUES, J.C. (1988) La rémondite (Ce), un nouveau carbonate de terres rares de la famille de la burbankite. Comptes Rendu, Academie des Sciences, Paris, Ser II, 307, 915 920. (in French and English)
Acta Crystallographica (1989): C45: 185-187.
American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 433.

Internet Links for Rémondite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Rémondite-(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.
Cameroon (TL)
  • South Region
    • Kribi
CESBRON, F., GILLES, C., PELISSON, P. and SAUGUES, J.C. (1988) La rémondite-(Ce), un nouveau carbonate de terres rares de la famille de la burbankite. Comptes Rendu, Academie des Sciences, Paris, Ser II, 307, 915-920. (in French and English)
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2000) I minerali di Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec, Canada) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, XXIV, 140-202 (in Italian with English summary).
  • Buryatia
    • Mama River Basin
      • Maigunda River
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
      • Alluaiv Mt
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Chukanov, N. V., Ermolaeva, V. N., Pekov, I. V., Sokolov, S. V., Nekrasov, A. N., & Sokolova, M. N. (2005). Raremetal mineralization connected with bituminous matters in late assemblages of pegmatites of the Khibiny and Lovozero massifs. New Data Minerals, 40, 80-95.
    • Northern Karelia
BELOVITSKAYA, Y.V. and PEKOV, I.V. (2004) Genetic mineralogy of the burbankite group. New data on minerals, 39, 50-64.
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