ancylite

ancylite

[′an·sə‚līt]
(mineralogy)
SrCe(CO3)2(OH)·H2O A mineral consisting of hydrous basic carbonate of cerium and strontium.
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The main REE mineral in the non-oxidized mineralization is ancylite ((REE)(Sr,Ca)(CO(3))(2)(OH)(H(2)O)), which is also a carbonate and may be exploited for commercial production; however, the lesser HCl-leach recovery (70%) of the REEs in the non-oxidized mineralization indicates that it is likely that a proportion of the fine-grained bastnaesite-group minerals may be encapsulated in quartz.
The main REE mineral in the non-oxidized mineralization is ancylite (SrCe (CO3)2(OH)(H2O)), which is also a carbonate and easily exploited for commercial production; however, the lesser HCl-leach recovery of the REE's in the non-oxidized mineralization indicates that a significant proportion of one or more non-carbonate REE minerals is probably present in this material.
The REE minerals are ancylite, synchysite, parisite, bastnaesite, and cerianite.