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Synchysite-(Ce)

#42495

Synchysite-(Ce)

#42495
Availability
Sold
Size
1.5 x 1 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CaCe(CO3)2F (RRUFF)
Locality
Coal Hill Lead vein, Rossie, St. Lawrence Co., New York, United States
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral

This specimen was marked as Synchysite-(Nd) and I have seen pink Synchysite-(Nd) crystals, but since it has not been reported from Rossie according to Mindat, I stuck with Synchysite-(Ce). You can see the little pink crystals less than 0.5mm.

Synchysite-(Ce)

Formula
CaCe(CO3)2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Rhombohedral 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
brown, gray, grayish yellow, orange 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Splintery 
Hardness
4.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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