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Synchysite-(Ce) with niobium Rutile and Sphalerite

#AH54241

Synchysite-(Ce) with niobium Rutile and Sphalerite

#AH54241
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaCe(CO3)2F (RRUFF)
Locality
Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral

A nice little crystal of yellowish rare Synchysite to 2mm with Hematite plates. They look like Hematite to me anyhow, but they are labeled "niobium Rutile". The reddish brown crystals are nicely developed Sphalerite.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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