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Post stamp to centenary of Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev
Crystal System:
Named to honor of Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907) - the great Russian chemist, the discoverer of the periodic system.
The Ce analogue of mendeleevite-(Nd).
Not to be confused with mendeleevite - a synonym for a local variety of betafite from Slyudyanka region.

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Classification of Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 21.948(4) Å
Unit Cell V:
10,572.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
15.53 (3)
12.62 (3)
10.95 (10)
7.76 (3)
4.08 (3)
3.46 (4)
3.097 (5)
3.068 (4)

Type Occurrence of Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, russia, reg. no. 3921/1

Synonyms of Mendeleevite-(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 Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Pautov, L.A. et al. (2013): Mendeleevite-(Ce), a new mineral from the Darai-pioz Massif, Tajikistan. Doklady Akademii Nauk 552, 441-444. English translation: Doklady Earth Sciences 552, 1023-1025 (2013)

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Localities for Mendeleevite-(Ce)Hide

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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.
Tajikistan (TL)
  • Districts of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Doklady Akademii Nauk 452, 441-444(2013); Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Karpenko, V.Yu., Siidra, O.I., Muftakhov, V.A. (2016): Odigitriaite, CsNa5Ca5[Si14B2O38]F2, a new cesium borosilicate mineral from the Darai-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikistan: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, (in press).
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