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Lohning quarry (Lohninger quarry), Hüttwinkl valley, Rauris valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
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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.|
|Aeschynite-(Ce), Aeschynite-(Nd), Aeschynite-(Y), Nioboaeschynite-(Ce), Nioboaeschynite-(Y), Tantalaeschynite-(Y)|
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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Crystallography of Aeschynite
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Edge Lines | Miller Indicies | Axes
Opaque | Translucent | Transparent
Along a-axis | Along b-axis | Along c-axis | Start rotation | Stop rotation
Other Names for Aeschynite
|Health Warning:||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
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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