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Bastnasite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Bastnasite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 219.12 gm
   Cerium    63.94 %  Ce   74.90 % Ce2O3
   Carbon     5.48 %  C    20.08 % CO2
   Oxygen    21.90 %  O
   Fluorine   8.67 %  F     8.67 % F
               -   %   F    -3.65 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Help on Environment: Environment: Contact or alteration zones in alkalic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
Help on Locality: Locality: Bastnas Mine, Riddarhyttan district, Vastermanland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bastnasite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say BASTNASITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hamartite