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Rhabdophane-(Ce) with Natrolite

#BN51187

Rhabdophane-(Ce) with Natrolite

#BN51187
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CePO4·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Ilimaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kitaa prov., Greenland
Tagged
phosphate , REE mineral

A nice sawed slab showing the mineralization of many minerals along a presumably contact of Nepheline(?). Most of the matrix shows a light green Fluorite. Along the contact are brown crystal grains of Rhabdophane to 1mm and white Natrolite grains to 2mm.

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Formula
CePO4·H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Mammillary, Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Greasy (Oily) 
Color
white, brownish white, yellowish white, pinkish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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