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Nacaphite & Vitusite-(Ce)

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Nacaphite & Vitusite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Koashva Mountain, Khibiny Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 1 × 0.8 cm
Description

Beige nacaphite associated with vitusite-(Ce) and red villiaumite. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Nacaphite

Formula: 
Na2Ca(PO4)F
Strunz: 
8.BO.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

Vitusite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2
Strunz: 
8.AC.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Drill Core 39, Kvanefjeld Uranium deposit, Kuannersuit Plateau (Kvanefjeld), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland