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Bastnäsite

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Bastnäsite

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Description
Locality: 
Zagi Mountain, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4.7 × 1.8 cm
Weight: 
48.00gr
Description

Very interesting fragment of bastnäesite crystal of a beautiful yellowish brown color, on a quartz matrix from this famous Pakistani site.

Mineral Data
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Bastnäsite

Synonym Of: 

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Ce,La)(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5

Bastnäsite-(La)

Formula: 
(La,Ce)(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0

Bastnäsite-(Nd)

Formula: 
Nd(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5

Bastnäsite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ce)(CO3)F
Strunz: 
5.BD.20a
Hardness: 
4.0 - 4.5
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