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Bastnäsite-(Ce)

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Bastnäsite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Zagi Mountain, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm
Description

 A superb large gemmy well terminated bastnasite ce crystal hosts to original rich albite zagi matrix (not cut/ trimmed).

Bastnasite crystal got minor chipping and internal flaws during mining process.

A very gemmy matrixed bastnasite example.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La)(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
Type Locality: 
Bastnäs mines, Riddarhyttan, Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden