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About Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Light-brown, colourless,
Crystal System:
For its major constituents - a phosphate silicate of sodium (latin, "natrium")
This page provides mineralogical data about Phosinaite-(Ce).

Classification of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
F : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings, with insular complex anions

Physical Properties of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Light-brown, colourless,
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.567 nβ = 1.569 nγ = 1.570
Measured: 68° , Calculated: 70°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

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Crystallography of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

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Crystal StructureHide

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0005482Phosinaite-(Ce)McDonald A M, Chao G Y (1996) Phosinaite-(Ce) from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: New data and structure refinement The Canadian Mineralogist 34 107-1141996Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada0293
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Type Occurrence of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:磷硅铈钠石
Traditional Chinese:磷矽鈰鈉石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OH
4 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with VuonnemiteNa11Ti4+Nb2(Si2O7)2(PO4)2O3(F,OH)
2 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with NatrosiliteNa2Si2O5
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with VilliaumiteNaF
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with SphaleriteZnS
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CF.BobmeyeritePb4(Al3Cu)(Si4O12)(S0.5Si0.5O4)(OH)7Cl(H2O)3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.CF.05AshburtonitePb4Cu4(Si4O12)(HCO3)4(OH)3Cl · H2OTet.
9.CF.10Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.CF.25Cerchiaraite-(Al)Ba4Al4O3(OH)3(Si4O12)[Si2O3(OH)4]Cl Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
9.CF.25Cerchiaraite-(Fe)Ba4Fe3+4O3(OH)3(Si4O12)[Si2O3(OH)4]Cl Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

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 Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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KAPUSTIN, Y.L., (1975) Phosinaite, a new rare earth mineral. International Geology Review, 17, 661-664. Abstract: American Mineralogist (1975), 60, 488.
KRUTIK, V.M., PUSHCHAROVSKII, d. Yu., KHOMYAKOV, A.P., POBEDIMSKAYA, E.A. and BELOV, N.V. (1980) Anion radical of mixed type (four [Si4O12] rings and P orthotetrahedra in the structure of monoclinic fosinaite (sic) [=phosinaite]. Soviet Physics, Crystallography, 25, (2), 138-142
KRUTIK, V.M., PUSHCHAROVSKII, D.Yu., KHOMYAKOV, A.P., POBEDIMSKAYA, E.A. and BELOV, N.V. (1980) Crystal Structure and typomorphism of phosinaite. Soviet Physics, Crystallography, 26, (6), 679 682.
McDONALD, A.M., CHAO, G.Y., and GRICE, J.D. (1996) Phosinaite (Ce) from Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec: new data and structure
refinement. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 107-114.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1981): 110: 353.

Internet Links for Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Phosinaite-(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.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
McDONALD, A.M., CHAO, G.Y., and GRICE, J.D. (1996) Phosinaite (Ce) from Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec: new data and structure refinement. Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 107-114.
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Koashva Mt
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; 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; Belakovskiy D, Smith D G W, Welch M (2013) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 98, 811-815
        • Rasvumchorr Mine
Pekov I.V., Zubkova N.V., Filinchuk Ya.E., Chukanov N.V., Zadov A.E., Pushcharovsky D.Yu., Gobechiya E.R. (2010): Shlykovite, KCa[Si4O9(OH)]·3H2O, and cryptophyllite, K2Ca[Si4O10]·5H2O, two new mineral species from the Khibiny alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Zapiski RMO, 139(1), 37-50.
    • Lovozersky District
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; 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.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
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