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Phosinaite-(Ce)

#27370
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Phosinaite-(Ce) from Kedykverpakhk Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia - 27370
Phosinaite-(Ce) from Kedykverpakhk Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia - 27370

Phosinaite-(Ce)

#27370
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Na13Ca2Ce(SiO3)4(PO4)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Kedykverpakhk Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
phosphate

Greyish to brown prismatic crystals in a divergent fan with lilac Ussingite. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov. Phosinaite is a phosphate of silicate with several rare earths including Ce, La, Nd and Praseodymium. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.

XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed

Phosinaite-(Ce)

Formula
Na13Ca2Ce(SiO3)4(PO4)4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Columnar 
Cleavage
Perfect, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, pink, light brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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