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Vitusite-(Ce) from
Kvanefjeld adit, Kvanefjeld Uranium deposit, Kvanefjeld (Kuannersuit Plateau), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark

Locality type:Adit
Classification
Species:Vitusite-(Ce)
Formula:Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2
Comments:Found in cavernous veinlets and vugs in ljuvraite (Pekov & Ekimenova 2001)
See also "erikite".
Habit:isometric & tabular grains to 5mm in diameter; wellshaped crystals in vugs
Colour:dichroic: greenish brown in daylight, honey coloured in electric light
Luminescent properties:weak lilac
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Pekov,I.V. & Ekimenkova, I.A. (2001): Two new rare-earth-rich mineral associations in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, 143-144
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Vitusite-(Ce) data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kvanefjeld adit, Kvanefjeld Uranium deposit, Kvanefjeld (Kuannersuit Plateau), Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland, Denmark
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