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Bastnäsite

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Lustre:Vitreous
Synonym of:Bastnäsite-(Ce), Bastnäsite-(La), Bastnäsite-(Nd), Bastnäsite-(Y)


Name used for F-dominant members of the Bastnäsite Group for which the dominant REE element is not known.

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Classification of Bastnäsite

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Physical Properties of Bastnäsite

Lustre:Vitreous

Other Names for Bastnäsite

Synonyms:
Bastnaesite
Other Languages:
German:Bastnaesit
Bastnäsit
Russian:Бастнезит
Spanish:Bastnaesita
Bastnäsita

Other Information

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 Bastnäsite

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Hisinger (1838) Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, Handlingar, Öfv: 189 (as Basiskfluor-cerium).

Huot, J.J. (1841) Manuel de Minéralogie. 2 volumes, Paris: 1: 296.

Nordenskiöld (1868) Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, Handlingar, Öfv: 25: 39 (as Hamartite).

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 289-291.

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