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Bastnasite-(Ce)

#25267

Bastnasite-(Ce)

#25267
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 1 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CeCO3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Zegi Mountain, Khber Agency, FATA, Pakistan
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral

Perfect hexagonal Bastnaesite-Ce crystal with one good pinnacoidal termination with a slight first order pyramidal modification. This crystal is a nice brown-orange color with a good glassy luster. The Zegi Mountains in Pakistan have produced the largest and nicest Bastnaesite-Ce crystals.

Bastnasite-(Ce)

Formula
CeCO3
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
yellow, reddish brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Ditrigonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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