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Petersite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Member of:
Name:
Named for its relationship to pertersite-(Y) and for cerium being the dominant rare earth element.
This page provides mineralogical data about Petersite-(Ce).


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Classification of Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2014

Chemical Properties of Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

Crystallography of Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/m
Setting:
P63/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.2197(18) Å, c = 5.8591(9) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.443
Unit Cell V:
886.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.610(100)
5.724(31)
4.327(6)
3.305(10)
3.175(4)
2.862(6)
2.627(4)
2.426(6)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, catalogue number 19801 and with the RRUFF Project, deposition number R050541

Synonyms of Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Petersite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Agardite-(Dy)(Dy,La)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Petersite-(La)Cu6La(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
Plumboagardite(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.

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 Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Morrison, S.M., Domanik, K.J., Yang, H. and Downs, R.T. (2014) Petersite- (Ce), IMA 2014-002. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 555; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.

Internet Links for Petersite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Petersite-(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.
USA (TL)
 
  • Arizona
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Black Hills (Black Hill Range)
Morrison, S.M., Domanik, K.J., Yang, H. and Downs, R.T. (2014) Petersite- (Ce), IMA 2014-002. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 555; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.
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