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Aeschynite-(Y)

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Aeschynite-(Y)

Radioactive

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Description
Locality: 
Mølland Quarries, Iveland, Agder, Norway
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 5 × 3.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Description

A group of at least three major brown coloured crystals of aeschynite-(Y) (= blomstrandine, = priorite) with sharp edges and well developed faces are embedded in light grey to creamy coloured feldspar. Where they are chipped they exhibit a black-metallic luster inside.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Aeschynite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Strunz: 
4.DF.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Urstad Feldspar Mine, Hidra (Hitterø), Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

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