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Karnasurtite-(Ce)

#PD41592

Karnasurtite-(Ce)

#PD41592
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CeTiAlSi2O7(OH)4·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
REE mineral , pegmatite mineral

Straw colored or faint yellow platy crystals on sodalite(?) matrix. Karnasurtite-(Ce), will also incorporate Lanthanum and Thorium in it's structure. The formula we give is the ideal formula.

Karnasurtite-(Ce)

Formula
CeTiAlSi2O7(OH)4·3H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Metamict 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
yellow, honey, light yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Hexagonal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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