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Bastnasite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Bastnasite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: La(CO3)F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 217.91 gm
   Lanthanum  63.74 %  La   74.76 % La2O3
   Carbon      5.51 %  C    20.20 % CO2
   Oxygen     22.03 %  O
   Fluorine    8.72 %  F     8.72 % F
                -   %   F    -3.67 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: La(CO3)F
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality Bastnas Mine, Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bastnasite-(La) + Pronunciation Say BASTNASITE-(LA)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hamartite