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Lanthanite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Lanthanite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ce,La)2(CO3)3•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 603.78 gm
   Lanthanum  11.50 %  La   13.49 % La2O3
   Cerium     34.81 %  Ce   40.77 % Ce2O3
   Hydrogen    2.67 %  H    23.87 % H2O
   Carbon      5.97 %  C    21.87 % CO2
   Oxygen     45.05 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce1.5La0.5(CO3)3•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare secondary mineral typically formed by alteration or weathering from earlier rare-earth-element-bearing minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Britannia mine, Snowdon, Caernarvonshire (Gwynedd), Wales. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its relationship to lanthanite-(La) and the cerium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lanthanite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say LANTHANITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100027
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