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Allanite-(Ce)


Allanite-(Ce) : {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
minID: VGA-CAL

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Note: The mineral species Allanite-(Ce) is not listed in our database for this locality. This specimen may be misidentified or the mindat list of minerals at this locality may be incomplete.


A particularly fine thumbnail composed of three doubly-terminated crystals of allanite-(Ce). The central crystal is 16 mm long. Collected in 1997.

Very fragile, hence seldom extracted in this quality, found locked in richly-mineralized dark red granite.

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Photo added: 17th Apr 2010

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