Mineralpedia Details for Belovite-(Ce)
Named to honor Nikolai Vasil’evich Belov, who was a crystallographer and academician and former Head of the Cystallography and Crystallochemistry Department at Moscow Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia. Beloveite-Ce is a secondary mineral in pegmatites in localities in the Lovozero and Khibiny massifs in Russia. The only other locality for Belovite is at Gordon Butte in Montana, USA.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/belovite-(Ce).pdf
Belovite-(Ce) from Maly Punkauaiv Mountain, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
A yellow, prismatic 6mm crystal in matrix.
Belovite-(Ce) from Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Slender 2cm crystal of glassy yellow crystalline Belovite-Ce surrounded by a black alteration embedded in matrix. One US locality. Rare.