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Monazite-(Ce)

#BW58043

Monazite-(Ce)

#BW58043
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CePO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Jakkalswater, Steinkopf, Northern Cape, South Africa
Tagged
phosphate , REE mineral , pegmatite mineral

Monazite is a rare earth mineral and may also contain uranium, tantalum and titanium. This locality is a NYF (niobium-yttrium-fluorine) pegmatite, which can contain many rare earth minerals. Monazite may contain other REE's such as lanthanum, yttrium aside from thorium.

Radioactive!!

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
Bill Wilson Collection
Special Info
Radioactive!!

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