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Cebaite-(Ce)

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Formula:
Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
Colour:
Yellow to waxy-yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
4½ - 5
Specific Gravity:
4.31 - 4.66
Name:
Named for the composition that includes CErium and BArium. The suffix was added in 1987 and denotes the dominant rare earth element.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cebaite-(Ce).


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Classification of Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Approved
5/C.07-140
5.BD.15

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
D : With rare earth elements (REE)
16a.1.9.1

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : (AB)(XO3)Zq
12.1.21

12 : Carbonates with other anions
1 : Carbonates with halides

Physical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Vitreous, Greasy
Colour:
Yellow to waxy-yellow
Hardness:
4½ - 5 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
{30-1}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
4.31 - 4.66 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.81 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.598 - 1.604 nβ = 1.735 nγ = 1.740 - 1.748
2V:
Measured: 5° , Calculated: 20° to 32°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.142 - 0.144
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Formula:
Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2

Type Occurrence of Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Other Language Names for Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Simplified Chinese:氟碳铈钡矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BD.05Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F Hex.
5.BD.05Lukechangite-(Ce)Na3Ce2(CO3)4FHex. 6mm : P63mc
5.BD.10Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3FTrig.
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3FMon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BD.10Kukharenkoite-(La)Ba2(La,Ce,Th)(CO3)3FMon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BD.15Cebaite-(Nd)Ba3(Nd,Ce)2(CO3)5F2Mon.
5.BD.18Arisite-(Ce)NaCe2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]FHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
5.BD.18Arisite-(La)NaLa2(CO3)2[F2x(CO3)1-x]FHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P6c2
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)FHex.
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P62c
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)(OH)Hex.
5.BD.20aHydroxylbastnäsite-(La)(La,Nd,Ce)(CO3)(OH,F)Hex.
5.BD.20bParisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2Mon. m : Bb
5.BD.20bParisite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
5.BD.20dRöntgenite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3Trig. 3 : R3
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Nd)CaNd(CO3)2F
5.BD.20cSynchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
5.BD.20aThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
5.BD.20aBastnäsite-(Nd)Nd(CO3)F Hex. 6 m2 : P62c
5.BD.25Horváthite-(Y)NaY(CO3)F2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
5.BD.25Qaqarssukite-(Ce)Ba(Ce,REE)(CO3)2FTrig. 3 : P3
5.BD.35Huanghoite-(Ce)BaCe(CO3)2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

12.1.1NorthupiteNa3Mg(CO3)2ClIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
12.1.2BarentsiteNa7Al(HCO3)2(CO3)2F4Tric.
12.1.3RouvilleiteNa3(Ca,Mn,Fe)2(CO3)3FMon. 2/m : B2/b
12.1.4ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex.
12.1.5DeferniteCa6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x<0.5)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
12.1.6BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2Orth.
12.1.7Stenonite(Sr,Ba,Na)2Al(CO3)F5Mon. 2/m
12.1.8Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P6c2
12.1.9Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)FHex.
12.1.10Bastnäsite-(Y)Y(CO3)FHex. 6 m2 : P62c
12.1.11Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2Mon. m : Bb
12.1.12Parisite-(Nd)Ca(Nd,Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2
12.1.13Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
12.1.14Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2FMon. 2/m : B2/b
12.1.15Synchysite-(Nd)CaNd(CO3)2F
12.1.16Röntgenite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,La)3(CO3)5F3Trig. 3 : R3
12.1.17Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F Hex.
12.1.19Huanghoite-(Ce)BaCe(CO3)2FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
12.1.20Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)Ba2Ce(CO3)3FTrig.
12.1.22ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
12.1.23PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mbm
12.1.24BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
12.1.25AlbrechtschraufiteCa4Mg(UO2)2(CO3)6F2 · 17-18H2OTric. 1 : P1
12.1.26KettneriteCaBiCO3OFOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Reference List:
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Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geochemistry RE mineral research group (1972) Cebaite - A type of RE and barium fluorine carbonate new mineral. Geochemistry: 1: 86-91. (in English)
Zhang, P., Tao, K. (1983) New data for cebaite. Scientia Geologica Sinica: 1983(4): 409-413. (in Chinese with English abstract)
Li, F.H., Hashimoto, H. (1984) Use of dynamical scattering in the structure determination of a minute fluorocarbonate mineral cebaite Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2 by high-resolution electron microscopy. Acta Crystallographica: B40: 454-461.
Dunn, P.J., Chao, G.Y., Fleischer, M., Ferraiolo, J.A., Langley, R.H., Pabst, A., Zilczer, J.A. (1985) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 214-221.
Nickel, E.H., Mandarino, J.A. (1987) Procedures involving the IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names and guidelines on mineral nomenclature. American Mineralogist: 72: 1031-1042.
Jambor, J.L., Burke, E.A.J., Ercit, T.S., Grice, J.D. (1988) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 73: 1492-1499.
Mercier, N., Leblanc, M. (1993) Crystal growth and structures of rare earth fluorocarbonates. I. Structures of BaSm(C03)2F and Ba3La2(C03)5F2: Revision of the corresponding huanghoite and cebaite type structures. European Journal of Solid State Inorganic Chemistry: 30: 195-205.
Mercier, N., Leblanc, M. (1993) Crystal growth and structures of rare earth fluorocarbonates. II. Structures of zhonghuacerite Ba2Ce(C03)3F. Correlations between huanghoite, cebaite and zhonghuacerite type structures. European Journal of Solid State Inorganic Chemistry: 30: 207-216.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1993) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 78: 1108-1112.
Yang, Z. (1995) Structure redetermination of natural cebaite - (Ce), Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1995: 56-64.
Zaitsev, A.N., Wall, F., Le Bas, M.J. (1998) REE-Sr-Ba minerals from the Khibina carbonatites, Kola Peninsula, Russia: their mineralogy, pargenesis, and evolution. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 225–250.
Yang, X.M., Yang, X.Y., Zhang, P.S., Le Bas, M.J. (2000) Ba-REE fluorcarbonate minerals from a carbonatite dyke at Bayan Obo, Inner Mongolia, North China. Mineralogy and Petrology: 70: 221-234.

Internet Links for Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

Localities for Cebaite-(Ce)Hide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
Nadeau, O.,Cayer, A., Pelletier, M., Stevenson, R. & Jébrak, M. (2015) The Paleoproterozoic Montviel carbonatite-hosted REE–Nb deposit, Abitibi, Canada: Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis. Ore Geology Reviews 67, 314-335.
      • Nunavik
Mitchell, R.H. & Smith, D.L. (2017) Geology and mineralogy of the Ashram zone carbonatite, Eldor complex, Quebec. Ore Geology Reviews 86, 784-806.
China (TL)
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo Mining District
        • Bayan Obo
          • Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit)
Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geochemistry RE mineral research group (1972): Cebaite - A type of RE and barium fluorine carbonate new mineral. Geochemistry 1, 86-91 (in English).
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-130213802.html
          • Dulahala
Yang, X.M., Yang, X.Y., Zheng, Y.F., and Le Bas, M.J. (2003): Mineralogy and Petrology 78, 93-110.
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Xunwu Co.
Yunhuai Lin (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 22-28
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
Irene M. Abraham (2009): Geology and spatial distribution of uranium mineralisation in the SK anomaly area, Rossing area, Namibia, Master thesis University of the Witwatersrand.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/khib.htm
Zaitsev, A.N., Wall, F., Le Bas, M.J. (1998): REE-Sr-Ba minerals from the Khibina carbonatites, Kola peninsula, Russia: their mineralogy, paragenesis and evolution. Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 225-250; Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P. (2005): Khibiny. Laplandia Minerals Ltd. (in association with the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland), Apatity, 468 pp.
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