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Rare Earth Minerals

Tuesday, 19 April 2022 02:30 PM

Introducing the "Rare Earth Minerals" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including thulium oxide, yttrialite-(y), and yttrogarnet and more from places like no locality, Baringer Hill mine , Bluffton, Llano Co., Texas, United States, and Asgruven, Sweden.

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Thulium oxide - 58181
Thulium oxide - 58181

Thulium Oxide

#58181
Locality
no locality 
Formula
Tm2O3 
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 1 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
REE mineral  

A small vial of Thulium oxide.


Yttrialite-(Y)

#BW58047
Locality
Baringer Hill mine , Bluffton, Llano Co., Texas, United States 
Formula
Y2Si2O7 
Availability
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Size
4 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
REE mineral  
Special Info
Type Locality 

A nodular mass with a yellowish core and outer reddish rim. The deposit was discovered in 1887 and is a fractionated or zoned pegmatite mined for Gadolinite. 

Yttrium was first recognized as a new element in 1794 by chemist Johan Gadolin. The element is used in alloys and in high-tech glass which is heat and shock resistant.


Yttrialite-(Y)

Formula
Y2Si2O7 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Color
green, orangish yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 
Collection
Bill Wilson Collection
Special Info
Type Locality
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Yttrogarnet - WR58201
Yttrogarnet - WR58201

Yttrogarnet

#WR58201
Locality
Asgruven, Sweden 
Availability
Sold
Size
11 x 8 x 3 cm - Cabinet 

I could not find too much about this mineral. It is not an IMA approved mineral. As the name implies, there is Ytrrium in the garnet structure.


Collection
Willard L. Roberts Collection

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