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Phosinaite-(Ce)

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About Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Na13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4
Colour:
Light-brown, colourless,
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For its major constituents - a phosphate silicate of sodium (latin, "natrium")
This page provides mineralogical data about Phosinaite-(Ce).


Classification of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
8/E.07-110
9.CF.15

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

Physical Properties of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Resinous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Light-brown, colourless,
Streak:
White
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.567 nβ = 1.569 nγ = 1.570
2V:
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:
Low
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Na13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4
IMA Formula:
Na13Ca2Ce(SiO3)4(PO4)4

Crystallography of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Type Occurrence of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Synonyms of Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Phosinaite-(Ce)Hide

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

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ussingite5 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Vuonnemite4 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Vuonnemite on mindat.org.
Natrosilite2 photos of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Natrosilite on mindat.org.
Natrolite1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Natrolite on mindat.org.
Microcline1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Villiaumite1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Villiaumite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Thermonatrite1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Thermonatrite on mindat.org.
Aegirine1 photo of Phosinaite-(Ce) associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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.15ClinophosinaiteNa12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4Mon.
9.CF.20StrakhoviteNaBa3Mn2+2Mn3+2Si6O19(OH)3Orth.
9.CF.25Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn3+4(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]Tet.

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

ⓘ - 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.
Canada
 
  • 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.
    • Lovozero Massif
[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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