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Phosinaite-(Ce)

#44147

Phosinaite-(Ce)

#44147
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
3 x 2 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Reduced Price
$65.00
Formula
Na13Ca2Ce(SiO3)4(PO4)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Kedykverpakhk Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
phosphate , REE mineral

2mm wide pinkish-brown tabular crystal. Phosinaite-(Ce), like most REE minerals, may also accomadate several other rare earth elements within its structure. Phosinaite-(Ce) may also contain La, Th, Nd, or Pr. This specimen comes with a few grams of powdered cerium oxide.

Phosinaite-(Ce)

Formula
Na13Ca2Ce(SiO3)4(PO4)4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Columnar 
Cleavage
Perfect, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, pink, light brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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