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Calcioancylite-(Ce) & Gadolinite-(Y)

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Calcioancylite-(Ce) & Gadolinite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm
Description

a large, alterated gadolinite-Y crystal hosts some white cream calcioancylite-Ce crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcioancylite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ca,Sr)Ce(CO3)2(OH)·H2O
Strunz: 
5.DC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5

Gadolinite-(Y)

Formula: 
Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Strunz: 
9.AJ.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.0
Type Locality: 
Ytterby, Resarö, Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden
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