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Fluorbritholite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Fluorbritholite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Ce,La,Na)5(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 769.69 gm
   Strontium       0.34 %  Sr    0.40 % SrO
   Calcium        10.15 %  Ca   14.21 % CaO
   Lanthanum      13.72 %  La   16.09 % La2O3
   Cerium         25.30 %  Ce   29.64 % Ce2O3
   Praeseodymium   3.11 %  Pr    3.64 % Pr2O3
   Samarium        0.59 %  Sm    0.68 % Sm2O3
   Yttrium         1.04 %  Y     1.32 % Y2O3
   Thorium         1.51 %  Th    1.72 % ThO2
   Silicon         9.78 %  Si   20.92 % SiO2
   Phosphorus      1.25 %  P     2.86 % P2O5
   Neodymium       5.81 %  Nd    6.78 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         24.99 %  O
   Fluorine        2.42 %  F     2.42 % F
                    -   %   F    -1.02 % -O=F2    
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %       99.65 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca1.95Ce1.39La0.76Nd0.31Pr0.17Y0.09Th0.05Sr0.03Sm0.03Si2.68P0.31O12.02F0.98
Help on Environment: Environment: In vugs in nepheline syenite, marble zenoliths, sodalite syenite zenoliths and pegmatite dikes.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the relationship to Britholite-Ce with the fluorine content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fluorbritholite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say FLUORBRITHOLITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1991-027