rhabdophane

rhabdophane

[′rab·də‚fān]
(mineralogy)
(Ce,Y,La,Di)(PO4)·H2O A brown, pinkish, or yellowish-white mineral consisting of a hydrated phosphate of cerium, yttrium, and rare earths.
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Bandy (1944) reported a rhombohedral dimorph of monazite which might be a new mineral, or which might be rhabdophane.
5 m thick, with the lateritic iron-manganese ochres rich in supergene monazite, rhabdophane, barite, florencite, and pyrochlore.
Rhabdophane was noted as a yellowish tan, fine-grained, compact coating on a 3-cm cluster of bastnasite crystals.
1954) showed that synthesis of monazite was not possible below 300 [degrees] C at 90 atm, with rhabdophane forming at lower temperatures.