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Gadolinite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Gadolinite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe++Be2Si2O10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 571.37 gm
   Lanthanum        10.94 %  La   12.83 % La2O3
   Cerium           16.68 %  Ce   19.53 % Ce2O3
   La,Ce,Pr,Nd,Sm,  17.89 %  RE   20.88 % REE2O3
   Yttrium           4.98 %  Y     6.32 % Y2O3
   Magnesium         0.17 %  Mg    0.28 % MgO
   Titanium          0.08 %  Ti    0.14 % TiO2
   Manganese         0.96 %  Mn    1.24 % MnO
   Beryllium         2.93 %  Be    8.14 % BeO
   Aluminum          0.05 %  Al    0.09 % Al2O3
   Iron              7.23 %  Fe    9.31 % FeO
   Silicon           9.93 %  Si   21.24 % SiO2
   Boron             0.15 %  B     0.49 % B2O3
   Oxygen           28.00 %  O
                   ______        ______ 
                   100.00 %      100.49 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce0.68La0.45Y0.32REE0.71Fe2+0.74Mn2+0.1Mg0.04Ti0.01Be1.86B0.08Al0.01Si2.02O10
Help on Environment: Environment: In syenite pegmatite veins along a contact between basalt and monzonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: From a dump at Buer, nine km southeast of Skien, Bjorkendalen region, and in the Bakken quarry, Tvedalen, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its cerium content and the relationship to gadolinite-(Y).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gadolinite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say GADOLINITE-(CE)