Yttrocerite

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Yttrocerite
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Yttrocerite
General
Category Mineral variety
Formula
(repeating unit)
CaF2 + (Y,Ce)F3
Identification
Crystal habit Cubic
Mohs scale hardness 4-5

Yttrocerite is a variety of the mineral fluorite with a chemical formula CaF2+(Y,Ce)F3. It is bluish red with isometric crystals and is named for the yttrium and cerium it contains. It has a Mohs hardness of 4-5. It has been found in Sweden, several states in the United States and Norway.[1] It is not a mineral species approved by International Mineralogical Association.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mindat.org
  2. ^ Webmineral data