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Lukechangite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Lukechangite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Ce2(CO3)4F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 608.23 gm
   Sodium    11.34 %  Na   15.28 % Na2O
   Cerium    46.07 %  Ce   53.96 % Ce2O3
   Carbon     7.90 %  C    28.94 % CO2
   Oxygen    31.57 %  O
   Fluorine   3.12 %  F     3.12 % F
               -   %   F    -1.32 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Ce2(CO3)4F
Help on Environment: Environment: In a large pegmatite dike in nepheline syenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Prof. Luke L. Y. Chang (1934-) University of Maryland, for his contributions to the study of carbonate group minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lukechangite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say LUKECHANGITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 83767
  IMA1996-033