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Bastnäsite-(Ce) from
Aris Quarries (Ariskop Quarry; Railway Quarry), Aris, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula:Ce(CO3)F
Comments:As pseudomorphs after new hexagonal tabular Na-REE-carbonate (U. Kolitsch) and after sazhinite (U. Kolitsch). Also as typical crystals according to other sources (probable confusion with arisite?).
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:von Knorring, O., Petersen, O. V. Karup-Moeller, S., Leonardsen, E. S. and Condliffe, E. (1992): Tuperssuatsiaite, from Aris phonolite, Windhoek, Namibia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatsh., 1992, 145-152; Uwe Kolitsch (powder X-ray diffraction + SEM-EDS); [http://www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/aris.htm]; Blaß, G., Kolitsch, U., Tremmel, G., Esche, J. (2016): Neue Mineralienfunde aus den Phonolithbrüchen von Aris in Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 27 (4), 48-60 (in German); Kolitsch, U., Blaß, G., Jahn, S., Cámara, F., von Bezing, L., Wartha, R. R., Tremmel, G., Sturla, M., Cerea, P., Skebo, M. and Ciriotti, M. E. (2016): Aris - mineralogy of the famous alkaline phonolite. AMI - Associazione Micromineralogica Italiana, Cremona, Italy, 95 pp.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tuperssuatsiaite3 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Tuperssuatsiaite at this locality.
Aegirine2 photos of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Aegirine at this locality.
Bastnäsite-(La)1 photo of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Bastnäsite-(La) at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Bastnäsite-(Ce) data
Locality Data:Click here to view Aris Quarries (Ariskop Quarry; Railway Quarry), Aris, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
Nearest other occurrences of Bastnäsite-(Ce)
194.3km (120.7 miles) A Erongo Mountain, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
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