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Xenotime

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Name:
From the Greek κευός = "vain" and τιμή = "honor," in allusion to the fact that the yttrium in it was mistaken for a new element.
The traditional name for this species, almost exclusively referring to xenotime-(Y) (the species xenotime-(Yb) is very rare).

The X-ray powder diffraction pattern is similar to that of atelisite-(Y).

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Xenotime.


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Age distributionHide

Recorded ages:
Paleoarchean to Carboniferous : 3266 ± 3 Ma to 316 ± 3 Ma - based on 24 recorded ages.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Anatase1 photo of Xenotime associated with Anatase on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

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 XenotimeHide

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Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 688-691.

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