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Abenakiite-(Ce)

Silicate

Abenakiite-(Ce) (IMA1991-054) is a mineral , cerium , praseodymium , oxygen , phosphorus with a chemical formula Na26Ce6(SiO3)6(PO4)6(CO3)6(S4+O2)O. The silicate groups may be given as the cyclic Si6O18 grouping. The mineral is named after the Abenaki Indian tribe of New England rating is 4 to 5.

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4
5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.59
1.57

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal