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Aeschynite

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Name:
From the Greek αισχύνη ("aeschyne") for "shame", alluding to the fact that early chemists had difficulty with separations of titanium from zirconium in some samples.
A group of rare-earth, titanium, rarely niobium and tantalum oxide-hydroxide minerals. Localities listed are for undifferentiated members of the group.
The most commmon members are Aeschynite-(Ce) and Aeschynite-(Y).

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Classification of Aeschynite

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Crystallographic forms of Aeschynite

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Aeschynite no.2 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
Aeschynite no.7 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
Aeschynite no.14 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Other Names for Aeschynite

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Aeschynite

Reference List:
Berzelius (1828), Jahresber. Chem. Min.: 9: 195.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 793-797.

Zhuming Yang, Rengui Song, Kejie Tao, and Peishan Zhang (2003): Rare earth compositional variation of aeschynite group minerals. Journal of the Chinese Rare Earth Society 21(6), 716-720.

Internet Links for Aeschynite

Specimens:
The following Aeschynite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Aeschynite

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