Mineral Information and Data:

Belovite-(Ce)
NaCeSr3(PO4)3F [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1955) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
41.08.01.06  
  (41) Anhydrous Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.08) where (A)5 (XO4)3 Zq
  (41.08.01) Apatite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.BN.05
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.B) Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  (08.BN) With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 3 — pyramidal
  
  
  

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