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Belovite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Belovite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 746.52 gm
   Sodium       2.31 %  Na    3.11 % Na2O
   Strontium   26.41 %  Sr   31.23 % SrO
   Calcium      2.68 %  Ca    3.76 % CaO
   Cerium      28.15 %  Ce   32.98 % Ce2O3
   Phosphorus  12.45 %  P    28.52 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.14 %  H     1.21 % H2O
   Oxygen      27.86 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.80 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 5(Sr0.45)5(Ce0.3)5(Na0.15)5(Ca0.1)(PO4)3(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Belovite-(Ce) Say BELOVITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89897
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  Belovite-(Ce)

Comments: Light yellow vitreous crystals of belovite-Ce up to 2 mm.
Location: Malyi Punkaruaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia. Scale: 2.5x3 cm.
© John Veevaert

Belovite-(Ce) Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.74298
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.692, c = 7.201, Z = 2; V = 585.80 Den(Calc)= 4.23
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3) Space Group: P 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.87(1), 1.9(0.8), 1.998(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Belovite-(Ce)

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Honey yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.19
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Belovite-(Ce)

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.048 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.057 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1537,KPDmeas= 0.1551,KC= 0.1629
Ncalc = 1.68 - 1.69
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.64, w=1.66, bire=0.0200.
 

Calculated Properties of Belovite-(Ce)

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.83 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Belovite-(Ce) =4.19 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBelovite-(Ce) = 173.97 barns/electron
U=PEBelovite-(Ce) x relectron= 665.44 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 27,414.93 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Belovite-(Ce) per GRapi unit = 36.48 (PPM)

Belovite-(Ce) is Radioactive as defined in 49 CFR 173.403. Greater than 70 Bq / gram.

Estimated Radioactivity from Belovite-(Ce) - weak
Specimen
Size
Weight/Volume
(Sphere)
*
Calculated
Activity
Bequerols
(Bq)
Calculated
Activity
Curies (Ci)
Estimated
Activity
GR(api)
Estimated
Exposure
(mRem**)/hr
If Held in Hand
For One Hour
1000 gm / 7.70 cm 630,641 1.70E-05 27,414.93 9.01
100 gm / 3.57 cm 63,064 1.70E-06 2,741.49 0.90
10 gm / 1.66 cm 6,306 1.70E-07 274.15 0.09
1 gm / 7.70 mm 631 1.70E-08 27.41 0.01
0.1 gm / 3.57 mm 63 1.70E-09 2.74 0.00
0.01 gm / 1.66 mm 6 1.70E-10 0.27 0.00
0.001 gm / 0.77 mm 1 1.70E-11 0.03 0.00

Weight of pure Belovite-(Ce) in grams (gm) and Calculated Diameter of a Sphere with a Density of 4.19 gm/cc.*
Goverment Estimate of Average Annual Exposure ( 360 mRem) **
Note: 10 microsieverts/hr = 1 mRem/hr **
Max Permissable Adult Dose 50,000 mRem/yr (hands), 15,000 mRem/yr (eyes)
Lethal Dose LD(50) Exposure 400,000 to 500,000 mRem
Estimated Thorium Activity ( 1.41 % Th) From Sum REE Elements (28.15 % REE)
 

Belovite-(Ce) Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.08.01.06 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08)where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.01)Apatite Group
 
41.08.01.00 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.01 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.02 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.03 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.04 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.06 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06a Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
41.08.01.06b Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
41.08.01.07 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.08 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
41.08.01.09 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
41.08.01.10 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
41.08.01.11 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
41.08.01.12 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BN.05 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BN -With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
 
08.BN.05 Alforsite Ba5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite* Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(Ce) (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Belovite-(La)! (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Fermorite (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Deloneite-(Ce)! NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Johnbaumite Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH) Ca5(PO4)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaCl) Ca5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-fluorapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Carbonate-hydroxylapatite? Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Clinomimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaF) Ca5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Fluorcaphite! (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F P 63 6
 
08.BN.05 Hedyphane Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Mimetite Pb5(AsO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(SrOH) (Sr,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Morelandite (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl P 63/m,P 63 Hex
 
08.BN.05 Pyromorphite Pb5(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Vanadinite Pb5(VO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Apatite-(CaOH)-M! (Ca,Na)5[(P,S)O4]3(OH,Cl) P 21/b 2/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-068! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Svabite Ca5(AsO4)3F P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Kuannersuite-(Ce)! Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl P 3 3
 
08.BN.05 Turneaureite Ca5[(As,P)O4]3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 Phosphohedyphane! Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl P 63/m 6/m
 
08.BN.05 IMA2008-009! Sr5(PO4)3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.BN.05 Hydroxylpyromorphite! Pb5(PO4)3OH P 63/m 6/m
 

Other Belovite-(Ce) Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,p1285,1996) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,p1285,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Belovite-(Ce) :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Belovite-(Ce)

(Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH)
Dana No: 41.08.01.06 Strunz No: 08.BN.05
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