Nordite-(Ce) R130530

Name: Nordite-(Ce)
RRUFF ID: R130530
Ideal Chemistry: Na3SrCeZnSi6O17
Locality: Karnasurt Mt., Lovosero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale brownish tabular crystals in rosette-like aggregates, associated with ussingite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Nordite (5) ]
RRUFF ID: R130530.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na2.96(Sr1.10Ba0.02)Σ=1.12(Ce0.52La0.35Nd0.06Pr0.04Ca0.04)Σ=1.01(Zn0.335Mn0.329Fe0.19Mg0.12)Σ=0.97Si5.96O17 ; Dark phase is ussingite.
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R130530
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R130530.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.432(2)Å    b: 5.1955(8)Å    c: 19.816(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1485.8(3)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Nordite-(Ce)

Gerasimovsky V I (1941) Nordite, a new mineral of the Lovozero tundras, Comptes Rendus (Doklady) de l'Académie des Sciences de l'URSS, 32, 496-498   [view file]

Semenov E I, Barinskii R L (1958) The composition characteristics of the rare earths in minerals, Geokhimiya, 1958, 398-419   [view file]

Levinson A A (1966) A system of nomenclature for rare-earth minerals, American Mineralogist, 51, 152-158   [view file]

Bakakin V V, Belov N V, Borisov S V, Solovyeva L P (1970) The crystal structure of nordite and its relationship to melilite and datolite-gadolinite, American Mineralogist, 55, 1167-1181   [view file]

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   [view file]

Sokolova E V, Kabalov Y K, Khomyakov A P (1992) Isomorphism in the crystal structure of the Khibiny nordite, Na3SrTR{M2+[Si6O17]}, TR = La, Ce, Nd, Pr; M2+ = Zn, Mg, Fe, Mn (in Russian), Vestnik Moskovskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, 4, 97-102   [view file]