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Cerite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Cerite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ce+++9Fe+++(SiO4)6[(SiO3)(OH)](OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,013.49 gm
   Cerium    62.63 %  Ce   73.36 % Ce2O3
   Iron       2.77 %  Fe    3.97 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    9.76 %  Si   20.89 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.20 %  H     1.79 % H2O
   Oxygen    24.63 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce9Fe3+(SiO4)6(SiO3)(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare-earth ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1803
Help on Locality: Locality: Bastnaes mine near Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Seden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the cerium content.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31226
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