Kukharenkoite-(Ce)

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Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
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Kukharenkoite-(Ce) from Demix-Varennes quarry, Montérégie, Québec
General
Category Carbonate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Ba2CeF(CO3)3
Strunz classification 5.BD.10
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Prismatic (2/m)
Identification
Crystal symmetry Monoclinic
H-M symbol: (2/m)
Space group: P21/m
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Kukharenkoite-(Ce) is a barium cerium fluoride carbonate mineral, formula Ba2CeF(CO3)3. It was identified from samples found in the Mont-Saint-Hilaire alkaline intrusive complex, Quebec, and the Khibiny Massif, Kola peninsula, Russia. It was named for Russian mineralogist Alexander A. Kukharenko (1914–1993).[2][3]

The similar zhonghuacerite, a cerium containing mineral from China, is considered to be either kukharenkoite-(Ce) or huanghoite-(Ce) rather than a valid mineral.[4]

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