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Fluocerite-(Ce) ps after Bastnesite

#58471

Fluocerite-(Ce) ps after Bastnesite

#58471
Availability
Sold
Size
1.8 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
CeF3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Tagged
REE mineral

Excellent replacement of Bastnasite by pink Fluorcerite. The largest crystal is about 1mm. The yellow needles are Rutile and the silvery plate is Hematite. Great specimen.

Fluocerite-(Ce)

Formula
CeF3 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Waxy 
Color
pale wax yellow, yellowish brown, reddish brown 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
4.5-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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