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Perrierite-(La)

#BW58046

Perrierite-(La)

#BW58046
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(La,Ce,Ca)4(Fe2+,Mn)(Ti,Fe3+,Al)4(Si2O7)2O8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Buer, Bjørkedalen, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
Tagged
REE mineral

This is the type locality for this rare earth mineral. It is one of three localities worldwide. The Perrierite is lanthanum bearing and can be seen on this specimen as black crystal grains to 1mm. It is associated with Microcline, Zircon, and garnet. The host rock is a syenite defined as a magmatic deposit containing less than 5% Quartz and is peralkaline (rich in K, poor in Ca).

Lanthanum was discovered in 1839 by the Swedish chemist, Carl Gustav Mosander. It is used for specialy glass, lighting, and hybrid car batteries.

Type Locality

Collection
Bill Wilson Collection
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