hellandite

hellandite

[′hel·ən‚dīt]
(mineralogy)
Mineral composed of silicate of metals in the cerium group with aluminum, iron, manganese, and calcium.
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Relationship to other species: It is a member of the hellandite group.
2002) Ciprianiite and mottanaite-(Ce), two new minerals of the hellandite group from Latium (Italy).
Hellandite forms pale pink, tabular hexagonal crystals less than 1 mm in size, with a pronounced nacreous luster.
1965) The accessory minerals from Predazzo granite (North Italy), Part III (datolite, gadolinite, hellandite, ancylite, synchisite, uraninite).
Associated minerals are: biotite, quartz, sanidine, hematite, danburite, helvite, hellandite, allanite-(Ce) and a not yet completely characterized gadolinite-like mineral.
The hellandite and vonsenite shown in Figures 2 to 4 are from two of three known localities: Km 60 Cassia and Tre Croci.