from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fluocarbonate of the cerium metals and calcium, CeFCa(CO3)2, occurring in wax-yellow rhombohedral crystals. It is found in southern Greenland and is related to parisite.


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  • Scanning electron microprobe using qualitative analyses and semi-quantitative spectroscopy identified bastnaesite, parasite-synchisite as the main minerals of interest. News Articles

  • These minerals define a series of REE fluorocarbonates characterized by increasing REE content within their structures from synchisite to bastnaesite. News Articles

  • By contrast, Dotson Ridge is characterized by steeply dipping pegmatitic and aplitic dikes variably mineralized with REE minerals including kainosite, xenotime, allanite, bastnaesite, thalenite, synchisite, and fergusonite.

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