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About Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Vitreous, Dull
Specific Gravity:
3.60 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Mr. Robert A.J. Ramik (b. 1951), a thermoanalytical technician and mineralogist in the Department of Natural History at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Earlier designated as UK 108.

Classification of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Approval year:

4 : Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

Physical Properties of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Vitreous, Dull
Hardness Data:
possible weak to poor {100}, {010}, and {001} cleavages.
3.60(1) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.9977(6) Å, b = 10.9985(6) Å, c = 10.9966(6) Å
α = 90.075(4)°, β = 89.984(4)°, γ = 89.969(4)°
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 1
Unit Cell V:
1,330.13 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Common forms: pedion {100}, {001-}, {010}, {01-0}, {001}, and {001-}.

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0020056Ramikite-(Y)McDonald A M, Back M E, Gault R A, Horvath L (2013) Peatite-(Y) and ramikite-(Y), two new Na-Li-Y?Zr phosphate-carbonate minerals from the Poudrette pegmatite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec The Canadian Mineralogist 51 569-5962013Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada0293
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Epitaxial Relationships of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Epitaxial Minerals:
Epitaxy Comments:
As crystals (pseudocubes) with yellowish-white cores of ramikite-(Y) and thin (< 50 um) pale pink rims of peatite-(Y).

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
11.04 Å(76)
7.80 Å(79)
6.36 Å(75)
3.89 Å(100)
3.48 Å(68)
2.94 Å(98)
2.59 Å(98)
2.117 Å(65)

Type Occurrence of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Epitactic-like, euhedral crystals (pseudocubes) of peatite-(Y) and Ramikite-(Y) range from 0.1 to 1 mm in size (average: 0.2 mm). Core = Ramikite-(Y) and peatite-(Y) as thin (< 50 um) pale pink rims.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Late-stage product in the core of the alkaline Poudrette Pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Other Language Names for Ramikite-(Y)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
14 photos of Ramikite-(Y) associated with Peatite-(Y)Li4Na12Y12(PO4)12(CO3)4(F,OH)8
1 photo of Ramikite-(Y) associated with SideriteFeCO3
1 photo of Ramikite-(Y) associated with SabinaiteNa4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4
1 photo of Ramikite-(Y) associated with Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
1 photo of Ramikite-(Y) associated with GobbinsiteNa5(Si11Al5)O32 · 11H2O

Fluorescence of Ramikite-(Y)Hide

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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 Ramikite-(Y)Hide

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McDonald, A.M., Back, M.E., Gault, R.A., Horváth, L. (2013): Peatite-(Y) and ramikite-(Y), two new Na-Li-Y{+/-}Zr phosphate-carbonate minerals from the Poudrette pegmatite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 569-596.

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Localities for Ramikite-(Y)Hide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Canada (TL)
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
McDonald, A.M., Back, M.E., Gault, R.A., Horváth, L. (2013): Peatite-(Y) and ramikite-(Y), two new Na-Li-Y{+/-}Zr phosphate-carbonate minerals from the Poudrette pegmatite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 569-596.
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