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Lanthanite-(Nd)

#PD37897

Lanthanite-(Nd)

#PD37897
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Nd2(CO3)3·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral

An excellent if not superb small specimen loaded with brilliant pink crystals of this rare REM. Named for the lanthanum in the composition with the dominance of neodymium over the other rare earth elements. A rare mineral that occurs as a secondary mineral, typically formed by the alteration of weathering of rare earth element-bearing minerals.

Type Locality

Lanthanite-(Nd)

Formula
Nd2(CO3)3·8H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
light pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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