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Bastnäsite-(Ce) from
Linkpot cut, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula:Ce(CO3)F
Comments:Irregular thin plates, as much as two or three inches across and a half of an inch thick, are intimately associated with massive allanite, white to greenish plagioclase, pink to purple fluorite, chalcopyrite and pyrite. Some may be altered to gray lanthanite?
Habit:thin, irregular plates
Colour:brown, reddish-brown to yellowish-tan
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): CONNECTICUT MINERAL LOCALITY INDEX. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue), Volume 70, No. 6, p. 403.; Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough).; Schooner, Richard. (1961): THE MINERALOGY OF CONNECTICUT.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Allanite-(Ce)1 photo of Bastnäsite-(Ce) associated with Allanite-(Ce) at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Bastnäsite-(Ce) data
Locality Data:Click here to view Linkpot cut, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Bastnäsite-(Ce)
59.9km (37.2 miles) A Redstone Granite Quarry (Cherenzia Quarry), Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
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