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Monazite-(Ce)

#BN46808

Monazite-(Ce)

#BN46808
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 3 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CePO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Siglo Viente mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
Tagged
phosphate , REE mineral

Depending on the light, the Monazite is either tan or pink. According to the Alfredo Petrov, the Monazite is nonradioctive because there is no thorium in it....strange as it may seem.

Monazite-(Ce)

Formula
CePO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
Distinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brown, colorless, greenish, gray white, yellow 
Streak
grayish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection

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