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5 - 5½
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named as the Fe++ dominant analogue of nordite-(Ce). Nordite series is named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
The Fe2+ analogue of Nordite-(Ce) and Manganonordite-(Ce). The cerium analogue of Ferronordite-(La).

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Classification of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
O : Inosilicates with 7-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-periodic chains

Physical Properties of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

5 - 5½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.623 nβ = 1.636 nγ = 1.642
Measured: 60° , Calculated: 66°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.019
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide


Crystallography of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

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Type Occurrence of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

Relationship of Ferronordite-(Ce) to other SpeciesHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ferronordite-(La)3 photos of Ferronordite-(Ce) associated with Ferronordite-(La) on
Rhabdophane-(La)3 photos of Ferronordite-(Ce) associated with Rhabdophane-(La) on
Ussingite3 photos of Ferronordite-(Ce) associated with Ussingite on
Magnesio-arfvedsonite2 photos of Ferronordite-(Ce) associated with Magnesio-arfvedsonite on
Epistolite2 photos of Ferronordite-(Ce) associated with Epistolite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DO.05PyroxmangiteMnSiO3Tric. 1

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 Ferronordite-(Ce)Hide

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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(1): 32-41.

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Localities for Ferronordite-(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.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
Pekov I V, Chukanov N V, Turchkova A G, Grishin V G (2001) Ferronordorite-(La), Na3Sr(La,Ce)FeSi6O17, a new mineral of the nordite group from Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 130, issue 2, 53-58
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Ivanyuk, G. Y., & Yakovenchuk, V. N. (2014). Loparite-(Ce) in rocks of the Lovozero layered complex at Mt. Karnasurt and Mt. Kedykvyrpakhk. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 685-698.
        • Kedykverpakhk Mt
          • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
Yakovenchuk, V. N., Ivanyuk, G. Y., Krivovichev, S. V., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Selivanova, E. A., Korchak, J. A., ... & Zalkind, O. A. (2011). Eliseevite, Na1. 5Li [Ti2Si4O12. 5 (OH) 1.5]∙ 2H2O, a new microporous titanosilicate from the Lovozero alkaline massif (Kola Peninsula, Russia). American Mineralogist, 96(10), 1624-1629.
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