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Lessingite-(Ce)

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Formula:
(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
5
Name:
After F. Loewinson-Lessing, Russian petrologist.
Synonym:
A synonym of Britholite-(Ce)
Originally reported from Mochalin Log (Motchaline-log), Kyshtym (Kychtym; Kishtim), Chelyabinsk Oblast', Urals Region, Russia.


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Silberminz (1929) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., series A, 55 (seminal article).
American Mineralogist (1930) New Mineral Names. 15: 242.
Gay, P. (1957) An X-ray investigation of some rare-earth silicates: cerite, lessingite, beckelite, britholite, and stillwellite. Mineralogical Magazine: 31: 455-468.
Acta Crystallographica A37 (1981) C-188.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1990) 191: 249.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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