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Christofschäferite-(Ce)

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Christofschäferite-(Ce)

IMA2011-107
New Mineral type

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Description
Locality: 
Pumice Quarries, Wingertsberg, Mendig, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm
Description

New mineral species christofschaeferite-(Ce) from the Type and only Locality. It occurs as black rounded crystals and ahedal grains with brown bustamite. The mineral is a REE- Mn- Fe-Ti bearing silicate of chevkinite group. The specimen is autographed by Mr. Schaefer.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Christofschäferite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La,Ca)4Mn(Ti,Fe)3(Fe,Ti)(Si2O7)2O8
Hardness: 
6.0 - 0.0
Colour: 
black
Streak: 
brown
Type Locality: 
Pumice quarries, Wingertsberg, Niedermendig, Mendig, Laach lake volcanic complex, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Loranth Minerals

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