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Euxenite-(Y)

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Euxenite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Tsaratanàna, Betsiboka, Madagascar
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm
Description

Brown coloured and well defined crystals of euxenite-(Y) with waxy lustre, altered to pink-red coating of probably samarskite-(Y). Specimen #5393 of the Ennio Contarini collection, it comes with two original labels.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Euxenite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6
Strunz: 
4.DG.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Undisclosed pegmatite, Jølster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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