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Monazite-Ce
Chemical
Formula
Ce,La,Nd,ThPO4
Species
Phosphates
Crystal
System
Monoclinic
Mohs
Scale
5
Specific
Gravity
5.4
Color
Yellowish, reddish brown to brown; shades of greenish, nearly white; yellowish brown, yellow, colourless in transmitted light.
Streak
White, faintly coloured.
Luster
Sub-Adamantine, Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy
Refractive
Index
n = 1.770 - 1.793 n = 1.778 - 1.800 n = 1.823 - 1.860
Diaphaneity
Translucent
Cleavage
Distinct/GoodOn , distinct; on , difficult; also on , , and , indistinct as observed at times.
Fracture
Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
Geological Setting:Pegmatites associated with granitic or syenitic igneous rocks.
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