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Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
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|Name:||After Robert Ferguson (1767-1840), Scottish landowner, politician and mineral collector|
|Fergusonite-(Ce), Fergusonite-(Nd), Fergusonite-(Y)|
Fergusonite is one of the species groups or series that was originally described as a single species, based on the standards of the time. Subsequently, with the advancement of science, several separate species were defined. This file covers the data when all were one, simply "fergusonite."
Classification of Fergusonite
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Crystallography of Fergusonite
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Other Names for Fergusonite
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References for Fergusonite
Haidinger (1826) Royal Society of Edinburgh, Transactions: 10: 274.
Forbes (1855) Edinburgh New Phil. Journal: 1: 67.
Forbes and Dahll (1855) Nyt Magazine: : 227.
Forbes (1857) Phil. Magazine: 13: 91.
Kôzu and Masuda (1926) Sc. Rep. Tohoku University, ser. III: 3: 1.
Barth, T. (1927) The structure of synthetic, metamict, and recrystallized fergusonite. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, 9: 23-36
Machatschki (1929) Zs. Kr.: 72: 291.
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: 757-763.
Internet Links for Fergusonite
|Specimens:||The following Fergusonite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Fergusonite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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