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Mineralpedia Details for Monazite-(La)

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Monazite-(La)

Monazite-(La)

Formula
LaPO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
Distinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brown, brown, yellowish brown, pink, yellow 
Streak
grayish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 
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Monazite-(La) from Lepkhe-Nel'm Mt, Seidozero Lake, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Monazite-(La)
            from Lepkhe-Nel'm Mt, Seidozero Lake, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia

Light tan crusts in vugs - very nondescript in a few 1 to 2mm areas.

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