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Aeschynite-(Ce)

#BW58040

Aeschynite-(Ce)

#BW58040
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6 (RRUFF)
Locality
Urstad pegmatite, Hitterø, Vest-Agder, Norway
Tagged
REE mineral

Crystalline mass of Aeschynite-(Ce). Of all the rare earth elements, cerium is the most abundant. 

Rare Earth Elements (REE) are a distinct group of 17 elements on the periodic table. These elements are among the heaviest naturally occuring non-radioactive elements, and are extensively used in energy and manufacturing technology. The REE's are extremly important in the high-tech manufacturing industry. These sectors include energy and military applications.

Radioactive!!

Aeschynite-(Ce)

Formula
(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Acicular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brown, brownish black, yellow, black 
Streak
brownish black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Bill Wilson Collection
Special Info
Radioactive!!

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