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Allanite-(Ce)

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Allanite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
Mimili, Everard Ranges, Anangu Pitjantjatjara, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm
Description

A large black lusterous mass of allanite ce, with one face exposed. The remaining surfaces have typical ochre red exteriors.

This specimen was collected during a gold and rare earths prospecting expedition about a decade ago.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Allanite-(Ce)

Formula: 
{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05b
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Qáqarssuatsiaq, Aluk Island, Kap Farvel, Kujalleq, Greenland
Earthstones Australia

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