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Allanite-(Ce)

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Allanite-(Ce)

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Description
Locality: 
In den Dellen Quarries, Niedermendig, Mendig, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Description

Exceptional crystal of allanite on sanidinite matrix. Lucky preparation,

Crystals of that size are rather rare at this location.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Allanite-(Ce)

Formula: 
{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05b
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Qáqarssuatsiaq, Aluk Island, Kap Farvel, Kujalleq, Greenland

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