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Cebaite-(Ce)

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Cebaite-(Ce)

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Bayan Obo Deposit, Baotou League, Inner Mongolia, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

Orange crystals of the extremely rare cerium mineral cebaite-(Ce) from  the type locality in Bayan Obo, on a contrasting whitish matrix.

Mineral Data
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Cebaite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
Strunz: 
5.BD.15
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
East Mine, Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

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