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Fergusonite

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Robert Ferguson of Raith
Name:
After Robert Ferguson (1767- 3 December 1840), Scottish landowner, politician and mineral collector
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".


Crystallographic forms of Fergusonite

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Fergusonite no.1 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
Fergusonite no.2 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Synonyms of Fergusonite

Other Language Names for Fergusonite

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Zircon4 photos of Fergusonite associated with Zircon on mindat.org.
Microcline1 photo of Fergusonite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Monazite1 photo of Fergusonite associated with Monazite on mindat.org.
Pyrite1 photo of Fergusonite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Marcasite1 photo of Fergusonite associated with Marcasite on mindat.org.
Arsenopyrite1 photo of Fergusonite associated with Arsenopyrite on mindat.org.

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Fergusonite

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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.

Internet Links for Fergusonite

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Specimens:
The following Fergusonite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Fergusonite

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