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Aeschynite-(Nd)



Ǣ÷Aeschynite-(Nd) (Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6 is a mineral of neodymium, cerium, calcium, thorium, titanium, niobium, oxygen, and hydrogen. Its name comes from the Greek word for "shame". Its Mohs scale rating is 5 to 6.

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Lustre: Adamantine Colour: Dark to light brown

Cerium     13.53 %  Ce   15.85 % Ce2O3 
Titanium    2.89 %  Ti    4.82 % TiO2  
   Niobium    39.26 %  Nb   56.16 % Nb2O5  
   Hydrogen    0.24 %  H     2.17 % H2O  
   Neodymium  20.90 %  Nd   24.37 % Nd2O3  
   Oxygen     23.18 %  O  
    ______        ______   
             100.00 %      103.38 % = TOTAL OXIDE
 
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