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Cuasso al Monte, Ceresio Valley, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy
© Chinellato Matteo
|Name:||From the Greek σύγχΰσις "synchys" for "confounding" in allusion to its initially being mistaken for parisite.|
|Synchysite-(Ce), Synchysite-(Nd), Synchysite-(Y)|
The name applied to what was believed to be the cerium-dominant species (see Palache et al., Dana 7th ed., vol. II, 287), but was later determined to be Synchysite-(Y).
The very rare neodymium analogue Synchysite-(Nd) was approved in the late 1970s.
The cerium analogue Synchysite-(Ce) was not submitted until 1982 (IMA1982-030).
See also Synchysite Group.
Classification of Synchysite
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Other Names for Synchysite
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References for Synchysite
Nordenskiöld (1894) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 16: 338 (as Parisite).
Flink (1901) University of Upsala, Geological Institution, Bulletin: 5: 81 (Synchisite).
Flink (1901) Meddelelser om Grønland: 24: 29.
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: 287-289 (as Synchisite).
Internet Links for Synchysite
|Specimens:||The following Synchysite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Synchysite
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