from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A native phosphate of yttrium, having a yellowish-brown color, and crystallizing in squares, octahedrons, and prisms. It resembles zircon in form, but is inferior in hardness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A native phosphate of yttrium occurring in yellowish-brown tetragonal crystals.
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- noun mineralogy A yellow-brown
mineral, yttrium phosphate ( Y P O4)
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- noun a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form
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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.