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About Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Pale pink to reddish pink
Specific Gravity:
4.675 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Member of:
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

Approval Year:

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

Physical Properties of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

Pale pink to reddish pink
None Observed
None observed
4.675 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

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

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of Aluminocerite-(Ce)Hide

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

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.405 Å(27)
3.250 Å(26)
2.914 Å(100)
2.647 Å(58)
2.198 Å(40)
1.923 Å(34)
1.750 Å(46)
1.732 Å(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
Taipingite-(Ce)(Ce3+7Ca2)Σ9Mg(SiO4)3[SiO3(OH)]4F3Trig. 3m : R3c

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
6 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Chevkinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
4 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Tengerite-(Y)Y2(CO3)3 · 2-3H2O
3 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4
3 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with QuartzSiO2
2 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with ZirconZr(SiO4)
2 photos of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with FluoriteCaF2
1 photo of Aluminocerite-(Ce) associated with Ferriallanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AG.EdgrewiteCa9(SiO4)4F2Mon. 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.15TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
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.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.55ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
9.AG.60MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
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

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

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.
  • 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
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
      • Khaldzan Buragtag massif
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
  • 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
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Vitim Plateau
      • Biraya and Bya Rivers confluence area (Chara Basin)
        • Biraya Fe-REE ore occurrence
A.A. Konev analytical data
  • Murmansk 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.
South Africa
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • 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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