Mineral Information and Data:

Vitusite-(Ce)
Na3Ce(PO4)2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Vitus Bering (1681-1741), explorer of norhtern seas (Bering Sea).

IMA status : Approved Species 1979 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
38.01.08.01  
  (38) Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.01) A+ B++ XO4
  (38.01.08)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.AC.35
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.A) Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  (08.AC) With medium-sized and large cations
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  

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