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Euxenite-(Y)

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Euxenite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Caterpillar Tractor Testing Grounds, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.3 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm
Description

Resinous brown masses of euxenite in matrix, with other unidentifed yellow and colorless species.   Old material from the caterpillar testing grounds, uncovered while testing the tractors and earthmoving equipment.   Thankfully one of the workers preserved some specimens and sold distributed them to Arizona dealers.

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Euxenite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6
Strunz: 
4.DG.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
Undisclosed pegmatite, Jølster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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