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Schuilingite-(Nd)

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About Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Colour:
Light azure-blue to turquoise-blue
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.74 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of H. J. Schuiling (1892–1966), Chief Geologist at Union Miniere du Haut-Kantanga.
This page provides mineralogical data about Schuilingite-(Nd).


Classification of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
5.DB.20

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
B : With large and medium-sized cations
16b.1.4.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 1:1
11.9.5

11 : Carbonates
9 : Carbonates of Pb, Zr and Th

Physical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Light azure-blue to turquoise-blue
Streak:
Light blue
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {110}; poor on {100}.
Density:
4.74 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.710 nβ = 1.755 nγ = 1.775
2V:
Measured: 66° , Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.065
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v strong
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
X = colorless to pale blue; Y = azure-blue; Z = blue

Chemical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
IMA Formula:
CuPbNd(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O

Crystallography of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.419(2) Å, b = 18.859(3) Å, c = 6.39(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.393 : 1 : 0.339
Unit Cell V:
894.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Comment:
Space group: P21cn

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0005636Schuilingite-(Nd)Schindler M, Hawthorne F C (1999) The crystal structure of schuilingite-(Nd) The Canadian Mineralogist 37 1463-147019990293
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Geological EnvironmentHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Oxidation

Type Occurrence of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Crystals are acicular, to 1.5 mm, in subparallel aggregates, or in crusts.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, RMG11.418.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Vaes J F (1947) Description d'un nouveau mineral "La Schuilingite.". Bulletin de la Societe de Geologie Belgique 90, B233-B236

Other Language Names for Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Schuilingite-(Nd) associated with Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
1 photo of Schuilingite-(Nd) associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DB.05AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
5.DB.05NasledovitePbMn3Al4(CO3)4(SO4)O5 · 5H2O
5.DB.05Para-alumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
5.DB.05UM1977-02-CO:AlCaHCa6Al2(CO3)3O6 · 32H2O
5.DB.10DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DB.10DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.DB.10MontroyaliteSr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26 · 10-11H2OTric.
5.DB.10StrontiodresseriteSrAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth.
5.DB.10PetterditePbCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth.
5.DB.10KochsándoriteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.DB.15HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
5.DB.25SergeeviteCa2Mg11(CO3)9(HCO3)4(OH)4 · 6H2OTrig.
5.DB.30Szymańskiite[H3O]+8[Hg2]2+8(Ni,Mg)6[CO3]12(OH)12 · 3H2OHex.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.9.1CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.2HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
11.9.3DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.4Gysinite-(Nd)PbNd(CO3)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
11.9.6TuliokiteNa6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2OTrig.
11.9.7WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
11.9.8SabinaiteNa4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4Mon. 2/m : B2/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 Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Reference List:
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Vaes J F (1947) Description d'un nouveau mineral "La Schuilingite.". Bulletin de la Societe de Geologie Belgique 90, B233-B236
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 252.
Fleischer M (1958) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 43:796.
Schindler M, Hawthorne F C (1999) The crystal structure of schuilingite-(Nd). The Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1463-1470
Leverett, P.L., Williams, P.A. (2007) Schuilingite-(Nd) from the Peelwood mine, Peelwood, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 13(2): 89-91.

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Localities for Schuilingite-(Nd)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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Georgiana Co.
      • Peelwood
Australian J. Mineralogy 13(2),89(2007)
DR Congo
 
  • Lualaba
    • Kolwezi mining district
      • Kamoto
[Mandarino, 1997], Eur. J. Mineral., 1990, 2
Lapis (1992) 17(3), 13-40.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).
 
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