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Petersenite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Petersenite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 672.29 gm
   Sodium         12.65 %  Na   17.06 % Na2O
   Strontium       1.30 %  Sr    1.54 % SrO
   Calcium         1.79 %  Ca    2.50 % CaO
   Lanthanum      12.40 %  La   14.54 % La2O3
   Cerium         20.84 %  Ce   24.41 % Ce2O3
   Praeseodymium   2.10 %  Pr    2.45 % Pr2O3
   Carbon          8.93 %  C    32.73 % CO2
   Neodymium       4.29 %  Nd    5.00 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         35.70 %  O
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %      100.24 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.7Ca0.3CeLa0.6Nd0.2Sr0.1Pr0.1(CO3)5
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare accessory mineral in pegmatites in nepheline-sodalite syenites near a hornfels contact.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ole Valdemar Petersen (1939-), Curator, Geology Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Petersenite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say PETERSENITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79144
  IMA1992-048
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