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Cerianite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Cerianite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ce++++,Th)O2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 195.09 gm
   Cerium   53.86 %  Ce   63.09 % Ce2O3
   Thorium  29.73 %  Th   33.83 % ThO2
   Oxygen   16.40 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %       96.92 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce0.75Th0.25O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Partially absorbed inclusions of wall-rock in a dikelike zone of carbonate rock cutting nepheline syenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Sudbury, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for CERium in its composition, and by analogy to thorianite and uraninite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72155
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