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Françoisite-(Nd)

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Françoisite-(Nd)

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Description
Locality: 
Rio Giulis Prospect, Condino, Chiese Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

some aggregates formed by tiny yellow needles of the very rare mineral françoisite of neodimium on matrix

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Françoisite-(Nd)

Formula: 
(Nd,Ce,Sm)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH)·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.EC.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Colour: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Kamoto East Open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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