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Cerapatite

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In allusion to the composition containing CERium and being an APATITE.
A variety of Apatite

An apatite with 3.18% rare earth elements (REE) and 1.33% Ce2O3 from the Kola Peninsula.

Originally reported from Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia.


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German:Cerapatit
Spanish:Cerapatita

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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 CerapatiteHide

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Fersman (1928) Jb. Min., Beil.-Bd.: 55: 40.
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.: 879.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China
 
  • Sichuan Province
    • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Xichang Co.
        • Taihe intrusion
Rubo Zhang, Chongliang Du, and Zaoyun Long (2003): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 24(3), 5-8
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Kaiserstuhl
      • Schelingen
        • Orberg - Badberg area
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
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