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Phosinaite-(Ce)

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Phosinaite-(Ce)

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Karnasurt Mountain, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.3 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm
Description

Orange brown elongated crystals of the very rare mineral phosinaite-(Ce) associated to pink ussingite from the type locality for phosinaite-(Ce)

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Phosinaite-(Ce)

Formula: 
Na13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4
Strunz: 
9.CF.15
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Koashva quarry, Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia...

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