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About Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Light azure-blue to turquoise-blue
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.74 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
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)

D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
B : With large and medium-sized cations

1 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 1:1

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

Physical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Light azure-blue to turquoise-blue
Light blue
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Perfect on {110}; poor on {100}.
4.74 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.710 nβ = 1.755 nγ = 1.775
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:
r > v strong
X = colorless to pale blue; Y = azure-blue; Z = blue

Chemical Properties of Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

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

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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:
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.

Internet Links for Schuilingite-(Nd)Hide

Localities for Schuilingite-(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.
  • 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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