Mineralpedia Details for Lanthanite-(Nd)
Named for the lanthanum in the composition with the dominance of neodymium over the other rare earth elements. A rare mineral that occurs as a secondary mineral, typically formed by the alteration of weathering of rare earth element-bearing minerals. It can be found in Brazil, Japan, Russia, the United States, Japan, and Norway.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/lanthanite-(Nd).pdf
Lanthanite-(Nd) from Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Lilac to light purple thin platy crystals in 3 small 5mm crystal aggregates.