Recently Released Special Editions
Rare Earth Minerals
Introducing the "Rare Earth Minerals" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including zhonghuacerite-(ce) and more from places like Bayan Obo deposit, Inner Mongolia, China.
- Bayan Obo deposit, Inner Mongolia, China
- 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature
- carbonate , REE mineral
Brownish yellow grains in carbonate matrix with granular purple Fluorite. Officially this mineral was descredited because the authors published the mineral prior to IMA approval. It is nonetheless a defined mineral. This is the type and only locality.
The Bayan Obo deposit is the world's largest REE deposit. It is also the world's largest fluorine deposit.
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Vitreous - Resinous
- yellow, light brown
- Monoclinic - Prismatic