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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 (Y-, Ce- and Nd-dominant). This file covers the data when all were one, simply "fergusonite."
Monoclinic dimorphs are summarised under the name "β-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.
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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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Locality Updated: Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilFrom Paul De Bondt, 18th Dec 2014 14:13:04