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Synchysite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Synchysite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 319.21 gm
   Calcium   12.56 %  Ca   17.57 % CaO
   Cerium    43.89 %  Ce   51.41 % Ce2O3
   Carbon     7.53 %  C    27.57 % CO2
   Oxygen    30.07 %  O
   Fluorine   5.95 %  F     5.95 % F
               -   %   F    -2.51 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with parisite in REE-bearing pegmatites and alpine veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
Help on Locality: Locality: Narssarssuk, Julianehaab district, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for "confounding" having been mistaken for parisite and for the Ce end-member of the series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Synchysite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say SYNCHYSITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79161
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