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Allanite-(Ce)

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Allanite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Trimouns, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.5 × 4.3 × 4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

More than a dozen greenish brown allanite-(ce) crystals up to 0.7 cm on matrix with calcite. A very good rich specimen from one of the best localities for the mineral.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Allanite-(Ce)

Formula: 
{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05b
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Qáqarssuatsiaq, Aluk Island, Kap Farvel, Kujalleq, Greenland

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