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Aluminocerite-(Ce)

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About Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
(Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3
Colour:
Pale pink to reddish pink
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
4.675 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
Al dominant cerite-(Ce)
Isostructural with:
Aluminium-dominant analogue of Cerite-(Ce) and Cerite-(La). Isostructural with phosphates of Whitlockite group.


Classification of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2007
9.AG.20

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
G : Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in > [6] +- [6] coordination

Physical Properties of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pale pink to reddish pink
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
4.675 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.810 - 1.816 nε = 1.812 - 1.816
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
(Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3
IMA Formula:
(Ce,REE,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3[SiO3(OH)]4(OH)3

Crystallography of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3c
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.645 Å, c = 38.019 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.572
Unit Cell V:
3,730.98 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.405 (27)
3.250 (26)
2.914 (100)
2.647 (58)
2.198 (40)
1.923 (34)
1.750 (46)
1.732 (34)

Type Occurrence of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Aluminocerite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
Cerite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)9(Fe,Ca,Mg)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chevkinite-(Ce)6 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Chevkinite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Tengerite-(Y)4 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Tengerite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Fergusonite-(Y)3 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Fergusonite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Quartz3 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Zircon2 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Zircon on mindat.org.
Allanite-(Ce)2 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Allanite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Titanite1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Titanite on mindat.org.
Epidote1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Epidote on mindat.org.
Fluorite1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Ferriallanite-(Ce)1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Ferriallanite-(Ce) on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AG.EdgrewiteCa9(SiO4)4F2 Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.05AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05BrauniteMn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05Braunite-IICaMn3+14(SiO4)O20Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.10LångbaniteMn2+4Mn3+9Sb5+O16(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.AG.15MalayaiteCaSn(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.15VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15Natrotitanite(Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.AG.15ŻabińskiiteCa[Al0.5(Ta,Nb)0.5)](SiO4)OTric. 1
9.AG.20Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Cerite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)9(Fe,Ca,Mg)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.25Trimounsite-(Y)Y2Ti2(SiO4)O5Mon.
9.AG.25Yftisite-(Y)(Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)(SiO4)2O(F,OH)6
9.AG.25Mieite-(Y)Y4Ti(SiO4)2O[F,(OH)]6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.AG.30SitinakiteKNa2Ti4(SiO4)2O5(OH) · 4H2OTet.
9.AG.35KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
9.AG.40aNatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OTet.
9.AG.40bParanatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OOrth.
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(La)(La,Ce)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.50Kuliokite-(Y)Y4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5
9.AG.55ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
9.AG.60MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.AG.60VuagnatiteCaAl(SiO4)(OH)Orth.
9.AG.65HatruriteCa3(SiO4)OTrig.
9.AG.70JasmunditeCa11(SiO4)4O2STet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.AG.75AfwilliteCa3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2OMon. m : Bb
9.AG.80BultfonteiniteCa2(HSiO4)F · H2OTric.
9.AG.85ZoltaiiteBaV4+2V3+12(SiO4)2O19Trig. 3 : P3
9.AG.90Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

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 Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Cámara, F., Secco, L., Dal Negro, A., Pedron, D., Beran, A. (2009): Aluminocerite-Ce: A new species from Baveno, Italy: Description and crystal-structure determination. American Mineralogist, 94, 487-493.

Internet Links for Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Bagnolo Piemonte
G. Blass EDX + PXRD (M.E. Ciriotti 30.06.2010)
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Baveno
        • Feriolo
Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Cámara, F., Secco, L., Dal Negro, A., Pedron, D., Beran, A. (2009): Aluminocerite-(Ce): A new species from Baveno, Italy: Description and crystal-structure determination. American Mineralogist, 94, 487-493.
        • Oltrefiume
          • Mount Camoscio
American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 487–493, 2009
Mongolia
 
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
      • Khaldzan Buragtag massif
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Hamarøy
Raade , G. Austrheim, H. & Sæbø, P.C. (1990): Cerite-(Ce) from Lagmannsvik, Hamarøy. Interne notater 1961-1990. Mineralogisk-Geologisk Museum, UiO, 153-154; Husdal, T. (2011): Tysfjordgranittens pegmatitter. Stein. 38 (4): 4-35
Russia
 
  • Murmanskaya Oblast'
Chakhmouradian A.R., Zaitsev A.N. (2002) Calcite–Amphibole– Clinopyroxene rock from the Afrikanda complex, Kola peninsula, Russia: mineralogy and a possible link to carbonatites. III. Silicate minerals. - Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.40, pp. 1347-1374.
  • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
    • Irkutskaya Oblast'
      • Vitim Plateau
        • Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin)
          • Biraya Fe-REE ore occurrence
A.A. Konev analytical data
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
        • Brits (Brits District)
Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, pg 181
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