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Stetindite-(Ce)

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About Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Ce(SiO4)
Colour:
Pale yellow to colourless
Lustre:
Adamantine
Specific Gravity:
5.03 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Name:
Named for the type locality. Originally named stetindite, but renamed stetindite-(Ce) in 2016, according to the Levinson rule.
Ce4+ analog of zircon. Third mineral with tetravalent cerium after cerianite-(Ce) and dyrnaesite-(La). One of the most simple Ce-dominant silicates (compare percleveite-(Ce) and 'UM1979-22-SiO:CeLaNd').


Classification of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2008
Approval History:
MA 2008-035
9.AD.30

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
D : Nesosilicates without additional anions; cations in [6] and/or greater coordination
51.5.2.6

51 : NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
5 : Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination

Physical Properties of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Pale yellow to colourless
Streak:
White
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
5.03 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)

Chemical Properties of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Ce(SiO4)

Crystallography of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
I41/amd
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.9746(7) Å, c = 6.2055(8) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.89
Unit Cell V:
301.87 ų
Z:
4
Morphology:
tetragonal prism {100} or {110}, pinacoid {001} , an unidentified dipyramid (very rare)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.321 (58)
3.487 (100)
2.787 (21)
2.626 (68)
2.466 (19)
2.177 (24)
1.847 (21)
1.798 (61)

Type Occurrence of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Diverging aggregates of acicular crystals up to 1.5 mm in length and 0.05 mm in thickness.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In cavities in elongated to sheet formed masses of yttrian fluorite wich occurs along a narrow zone in a granite pegmatite.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Stetindite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2OTet.
HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
ThoriteTh(SiO4)Tet.
ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AD.AdrianiteCa12(Al4Mg3Si7)O32Cl6Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.05LarniteCa2SiO4Mon.
9.AD.10Calcio-olivineCa2SiO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.AD.15MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AD.20BredigiteCa7Mg(SiO4)4Orth.
9.AD.25AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25AlmandineFe2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25Calderite(Mn2+,Ca)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3Iso.
9.AD.25GoldmaniteCa3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso.
9.AD.25GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25HenritermieriteCa3(Mn3+,Al)2(SiO4)2(OH)4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AD.25HibschiteCa3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25HydroandraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x
9.AD.25KatoiteCa3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x (x = 1.5-3)Iso.
9.AD.25KimzeyiteCa3(Zr,Ti)2((Si,Al,Fe3+)O4)3Iso.
9.AD.25KnorringiteMg3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso.
9.AD.25MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3Iso.
9.AD.25MorimotoiteCa3(Ti,Fe2+,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3Iso.
9.AD.25PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3Iso.
9.AD.25SchorlomiteCa3(Ti,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3Iso.
9.AD.25SpessartineMn2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25Wadalite(Ca,Mg)6(Al,Fe3+)4((Si,Al)O4)3O4Cl3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.25HoltstamiteCa3(Al,Mn3+)2(SiO4)2(OH)4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AD.25KerimasiteCa3Zr2(SiO4)(Fe3+O4)2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25ToturiteCa3Sn2(SiO4)(Fe3+O4)2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25Momoiite(Mn2+,Ca)3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25EltyubyuiteCa12Fe3+10Si4O32Cl6Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.25HutcheoniteCa3Ti2(SiAl2)O12Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.30CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2OTet.
9.AD.30HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
9.AD.30ThoriteTh(SiO4)Tet.
9.AD.30ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
9.AD.35HuttoniteThSiO4Mon.
9.AD.35Tombarthite-(Y)Y4(Si,H4)4O12-x(OH)4+2xMon.
9.AD.40EulytineBi4(SiO4)3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.45ReiditeZrSiO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a

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

51.5.2.1ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
51.5.2.2HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
51.5.2.3ThoriteTh(SiO4)Tet.
51.5.2.4CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2OTet.
51.5.2.5Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4xTet.

Fluorescence of Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

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 Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Schlüter, J., Malcherek, T., Husdal, T.A. (2009) The new mineral stetindite, CeSiO4, a cerium end-member of the zircon group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: 186(2): 195-200.
Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G. (2010) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 95: 204-208.
Hålenius, U., Hatert, F., Pasero, M., Mills, S.J. (2016) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 32. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2016. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 915-922. (renaming)

Internet Links for Stetindite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Stetindite-(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.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Vara Valley
        • Borghetto Vara
Tony Kampf
Norway (TL)
 
  • Nordland
    • Tysfjord
Schlüter, J., Malcherek, T., Husdal, T. A. (2009): The new mineral stetindite, CeSiO4, a cerium end-member of the zircon group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 186(2), 195-200.; Folvik, H. O. (2009): Stetinditt- et nytt mineral fra Norge. Stein 36 (4): 34
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