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Agardite-(Ce)

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Formula:
CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Colour:
light green, yellowish green
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Silky
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
3.7
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Member of:
Name:
Named by Kurt Walenta and Thomas Theye in 2003 for its relationship to the other Agardite series species.
Mixite Group.

Visually similar to Creaseyite.


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Classification of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
8.DL.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
L : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1

Physical Properties of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
light green, yellowish green
Streak:
greenish white
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.7 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.775 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.725 nε = 1.810
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.085
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu2+6Ce(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

Crystallography of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/m
Setting:
P63/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.59 Å, c = 5.89 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.433
Unit Cell V:
942.1 ų
Z:
2

Type Occurrence of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:砷铈铜石
Traditional Chinese:砷鈰銅石

Relationship of Agardite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
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-(Ce)Cu6Ce(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.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cornwallite21 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Cornwallite on mindat.org.
Fluorite20 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Olivenite13 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Olivenite on mindat.org.
Baryte7 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Quartz7 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Bayldonite4 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Bayldonite on mindat.org.
Cuprite3 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.
Cuprian Adamite3 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Cuprian Adamite on mindat.org.
Adamite2 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Adamite on mindat.org.
Azurite2 photos of Agardite-(Ce) associated with Azurite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DL.05FoggiteCaAl(PO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
8.DL.10CyriloviteNaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.10Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2OTet.
8.DL.10WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
8.DL.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15Plumboagardite(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.20CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
8.DL.20DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.DL.20KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.DL.20WallkilldelliteCa2Mn2+3(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)(Ca,Cu)4Fe2+6(AsO4,SiO4)4(OH,O)8 · 18H2OHex.
8.DL.25AngastoniteCaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)4 · 7H2OTric. 1 : P1

Fluorescence of Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Not fluorescent

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 Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K., Theye, T. (2004) Agardit-(Ce) von der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. Aufschluss: 55: 17-23. [in German]
Fehr, T., Hochleitner, R. (1984) Agardit-La: Ein neues Mineral von Lavrion, Griechenland. Lapis: 1: 22-37.

Internet Links for Agardite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Agardite-(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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Robinson Co.
      • Cobar
Ex Jim Sharpe Collection
    • Yancowinna Co.
No reference listed
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Rudall River District
Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Naßfeld valley
          • Kreuzkogel massif
            • Radhausberg
Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1876) Agardit-(Ce), Agardit-(Nd), Plumboagardit(?), Pseudomalachit und Zalesiit(?) vom Kielbreinbau, Radhausberg-Südseite, Gasteinertal, Salzburg. P. 112 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146; Kolitsch, U. (2015): Eine Korrektur zum Beitrag „Agardit-(Ce), Agardit-(Nd), Plumboagardit(?), Pseudomalachit und Zálesíit(?) vom Kielbreinbau, Radhausberg-Südseite, Gasteinertal, Salzburg“. P. 237 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2015): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIV. Carinthia II, 205./125., 207-280. [sample mix-up by finder]
  • Styria
    • Fischbacher Alpen
      • Rettenegg
        • Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel)
          • Prinzkogel mines
            • Southern District
Jakely, D. et al. (2008)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Vrančice
Sejkora, J., Toegel, V., Pauliš, P.: Agardit-(Ce) ze supergenní zóny ložiska Vrančice u Příbrami (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2008, vol. 16, 2, 217-220.
- Sejkora, J., Toegel, V., Pauliš, P.: Agardit-(Ce) ze supergenní zóny ložiska Vrančice u Příbrami (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2008, vol. 16, 2, 217-220.
France
 
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Territoire-de-Belfort
U. Kolitsch (1997): Neufunde von Mineralien aus einigen Vorkommen der Vogesen, Frankreich: Giromagny, Auxelles-Haut und Kruth 1. Aufschluss 48 (4), 243-256.
  • Grand Est
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Villé Valley
        • Urbeis
N. Meisser2001 and 2002 Analysis
    • Vosges
      • Val-d'Ajol
        • Faymont
- ESCANDE, J.-C., JOHAN, Z., LOUGNON, J., PICOT, P. & PILLARD, F. (1973): Note sur la présence de minéraux de bismuth dans un filon de barytine et fluorine à Faymont, près Le Val-d'Ajol (Vosges). - Bull. Soc. fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. 96, 398-399. - ASSELBORN, E. (1982): Le filon des roches en Val d'Ajol. - Minéraux et Fossiles 88, 32-37. - FLUCK, P. & STEIN, S. (1992): Espèces minérales des principaux districts miniers du massif vosgien. - Pierres et Terre 35 (December 1992), 120 pp. - L'HEUR, C. & MOREAU, F. (1994): Les minéralisations du filon du Bas Hérival près du Val d`Ajol (Vosges). – Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 2, 3-14. - HOHL, J. L. (1994): Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien. - Ed. du Rhin, Mulhouse, Frankreich. - U. Kolitsch (1997): New mineral occurrences from some localities in the Vosges, France: Triembach, Bluttenberg and Val d'Ajol. Aufschluss 48 (2), 65-91. (in German) - Favreau, G. et Iltis, A. (2000): Données complémentaires sur les minéraux du Val d'Ajol (Vosges). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (1), 39-54.
- ESCANDE, J.-C., JOHAN, Z., LOUGNON, J., PICOT, P. & PILLARD, F. (1973): Note sur la présence de minéraux de bismuth dans un filon de barytine et fluorine à Faymont, près Le Val-d'Ajol (Vosges). - Bull. Soc. fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. 96, 398-399. - ASSELBORN, E. (1982): Le filon des roches en Val d'Ajol. - Minéraux et Fossiles 88, 32-37. - FLUCK, P. & STEIN, S. (1992): Espèces minérales des principaux districts miniers du massif vosgien. - Pierres et Terre 35 (December 1992), 120 pp. - L'HEUR, C. & MOREAU, F. (1994): Les minéralisations du filon du Bas Hérival près du Val d`Ajol (Vosges). – Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 2, 3-14. - HOHL, J. L. (1994): Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien. - Ed. du Rhin, Mulhouse, Frankreich. - U. Kolitsch (1997): New mineral occurrences from some localities in the Vosges, France: Triembach, Bluttenberg and Val d'Ajol. Aufschluss 48 (2), 65-91. (in German) - Favreau, G. et Iltis, A. (2000): Données complémentaires sur les minéraux du Val d'Ajol (Vosges). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (1), 39-54.
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
      • Lunel
      • Monteils
Georges Favreau - Favreau G., Eytier J-R., Eytier C. (2010), Les minéraux de la mine de Falgayrolles (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°109
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Calw
Walenta, K. (1992): "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Burgfelsen
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. & Theye, T. (2004): Agardit-(Ce) von der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. Aufschluss 55, 17-23.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Bad Lauterberg
Gröbner, J. & Kloss, D. (2010): Neufunde von der Grube Wolkenhügel bei Bad Lauterberg im Harz. Lapis 35 (1), 39-41; 62.
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
No reference listed
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Niederschlag-Bärenstein District
        • Bärenstein
          • Niederschlag
Lapis, 19 (4), 13-22+50.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
LAPIS 24 (7/8) 1999; Wendel, W. and Markl, G. (1999) Lavrion: Mineralogische Klassiker und Raritäten für Sammler. LAPIS 24 (7/8):34-52
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
            • Hilarion area
No reference listed
No reference listed
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Fluminimaggiore
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G. A. (1996): Iglesiente – Arburese, Miniere e Minerali. Associazioni e Gruppi Mineralogici Italiani Ed., 238 pp.
Giovanni Fraccaro collection
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
- Sabelli C. (2000): Rooseveltite e "agardite-(Ce)".Riv. Mineral. Ital., 1/2000, 40-43.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Valsugana
        • Vignola-Falesina
Paolo Gasparetto, Erica Bittarello, Andrea Canal, Lara Casagrande, Marco E. Ciriotti, Bruno Fassina, Paolo Ferretti, Sergio Pegoraro, Fabio Tosato, Paolo Zammatteo (2014): I lavori minerari del Rio Ricet, Vignola, Falesina, Trento. Micro, 12, 50-123.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Campigliese (Campiglia Mountains; Campiglia Ridge)
        • Campiglia Marittima
Senesi, F. & Sabelli, C. (1999): Gli arseniati degli antichi scavi di Valle S. Caterina (Campiglia Marittima). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 23(1), 51-55.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Taghouni
T. Witzke, U. Kolitsch, W. Krause, A. Wiechowski, O. Medenbach, A. R. Kampf, I. M. Steele and G. Favreau (2006): Guanacoite, Cu2Mg2(Mg0.5Cu0.5)(OH)4(H2O)4(AsO4)2, a new arsenate mineral species from the El Guanaco Mine, near Taltal, Chile: Description and crystal structure. Eur. J. Mineral. (in press).
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Karabash (Karabasch)
          • Soimon Valley
Vladimir Yu. Karpenko data
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Jaén
      • Andújar
Minerales y Minas de España, M.Calvo, V.7 (2015)
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Mount's Bay District
        • St Hilary
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
      • St Agnes District
        • St Agnes
Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
      • St Erth - Gwithian Area
        • Hayle
          • Great Wheal Alfred (Alfred Consols)
[Golley & Williams, 1995, 2 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Antelope District
        • Majuba Hill Mine (Majuba Mine; Mylar Mine; Tin Mine; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology sample sites 2844 & 2846)
Natural History Museum Vienna collection; Jensen, M. (1993): Update on the mineralogy of the Majuba Hill mine, Pershing County. Mineralogical Record. 24, 171-180.
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