florencite

florencite

[′flär·ən‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 Pale-yellow mineral composed of basic phosphate of cerium and aluminum.
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Rasmussen, "Early-diagenetic REE-phosphate minerals (florencite, gorceixite, crandallite, and xenotime) in marine sandstones: a major sink for oceanic phosphorus," American Journal of Science, vol.
High quality bauxite on the slates is 8.5 m thick, with the lateritic iron-manganese ochres rich in supergene monazite, rhabdophane, barite, florencite, and pyrochlore.
Florencite (Ce,La,Nd)[Al.sub.3][([PO.sub.4]).sub.2][(OH).sub.6]
A massive chunk of florencite from the Naipa pegmatite was collected by Mark Bandy and came later into the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
It was found to contain monazite (later reidentified as brockite) and florencite in subordinate amounts.
(1965) and Trace (1960), reported thorium-bearing and rare-earth-bearing fluorite with sphalerite, galena, barite, monazite (later found to be brockite), florencite, bertrandite, calcite, quartz, pyrite, brookite, yttroparisite (?), biotite, rutile, xenotime and apatite.