Sahamalite-(Ce) R080043

Name: Sahamalite-(Ce)
RRUFF ID: R080043
Ideal Chemistry: Ce2Mg(CO3)4
Locality: Mountain Pass Mine (Sulfide Queen mine; Bastnaesite deposit; Mountain Pass carbonatite), Ivanpah, Mountain Pass District, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100443 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dull white, semitransparent flat crystal associated with dolomite.
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R080043
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Sahamalite-(Ce)

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Jaffe H W, Meyrowitz R, Evans H T (1953) Sahamalite, a new rare earth carbonate mineral, American Mineralogist, 38, 741-754   [view file]

Fleischer M (1954) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 39, 402-408   [view file]

Pertlik F, Preisinger A (1983) Crystal structure of sahamalite (Mg,Fe)RE2(CO3)4, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 31, 39-46

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]