Mineral Specimen #5252 Monazite-(Ce) Pseudomorph after Hydoxylbastnaesite-(Ce) on Rutil Epitaxial Growth on Hemaite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Partially hollow Hydoxylbastnaesite-(Ce) crystals perched on the sides of Rutile needles have been replaced with Monazite-Ce. Very unusual for the location which has produced countless Rutile epitaxial growth on Hematite specimens. Analysis work was done by Luis Menezes.
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable
2.7 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Phosphates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Rare Minerals | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars