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Mineral Specimen #4653    Perrierite-(LA), Loparite-(Ce), Pyrochlore, Aegerine, Calcite

Buer, Bjorkedalen, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway

Ex, Wolfgang Henkel

(La,Ce,Ca)4(Fe,Mn2+,Mg)Fe3+2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8, (Na,Ce,Ca,Sr,Th)(Ti,Nb,Fe)O3

Small black grains of Perrierite-(La) mixed with similar appearing Loparite-(Ce), pretty hard to distinguish between them. Although not the type location for Perrierite-(La), this is the first, recorded location for the species. Also present in the specimen are larger, elongated crystals of Aegirine and a reddish, broken crystal of Pyrochlore. The matrix is Calcite which exhibits cleavage planes and a slight green color in places.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

5.9 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sorosilicates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Inosilicates | Calcite | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Sorosilicates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Inosilicates | Calcite | Rare Minerals | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars