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Bastnäsite-(Ce) from
Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain; "Shinwaro"), Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Locality type:Mountain
Classification
Species:Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula:Ce(CO3)F
Comments:Some of the best bastnaesite-(Ce) crystals to date have been found at Zagi Mountain, with some prismatic samples reaching 6-7 cm in length, though the average size is less than 1 inch.
Habit:tabular and bipyramidal
Colour:Reddish brown, with occasional astrophyllite inclusions.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:The Mineralogical Record, Volume 35 Number 3, p. 212; http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,396901,397225#msg-397225
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz14 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Quartz at this locality.
Riebeckite7 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Riebeckite at this locality.
Rutile7 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Rutile at this locality.
Smoky Quartz4 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Aegirine4 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Aegirine at this locality.
Calcite2 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Calcite at this locality.
Microcline2 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Microcline at this locality.
Albite1 photo of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Albite at this locality.
Astrophyllite1 photo of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Astrophyllite at this locality.
Ilmenite1 photo of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Ilmenite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Bastnäsite-(Ce) data
Locality Data:Click here to view Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain; "Shinwaro"), Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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