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Aluminocerite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Aluminocerite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ce,REE,Ca)9(Al,Fe+++)(SiO4)3[SiO3(OH)]4(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,725.28 gm
   Calcium         6.04 %  Ca    8.45 % CaO
   Lanthanum       6.44 %  La    7.55 % La2O3
   Cerium         20.22 %  Ce   23.69 % Ce2O3
   Praeseodymium   3.10 %  Pr    3.63 % Pr2O3
   Samarium        3.83 %  Sm    4.45 % Sm2O3
   Gadolinium      2.73 %  Gd    3.15 % Gd2O3
   Dysprosium      0.38 %  Dy    0.43 % Dy2O3
   Yttrium         1.34 %  Y     1.70 % Y2O3
   Ytterbium       0.10 %  Yb    0.11 % Yb2O3
   Aluminum        1.33 %  Al    2.51 % Al2O3
   Iron            0.32 %  Fe    0.46 % Fe2O3
   Silicon        11.40 %  Si   24.38 % SiO2
   Hydrogen        0.41 %  H     3.69 % H2O
   Neodymium      13.54 %  Nd   15.80 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         28.80 %  O
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2.6Ce2.49Nd1.62La0.8Sm0.44Pr0.38Gd0.3Y0.26Dy0.04Yb0.01Al0.85Fe3+0.1(SiO4)3 (SiO3)4(OH)4(OH)3.06
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in millimeter-sized secondary cavities hosted in aplite-pegmatite veins and pods within pink granite. Cerite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Ratti quarry, Baveno, Verbania, Piemonte region, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the Al-dominant analog of cerite-(Ce).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-060