To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Euxenite or euxenite-Y is a brownish black mineral with a metallic luster. It contains calcium, niobium, tantalum, cerium, titanium, yttrium, and typically uranium and thorium, with some other metals. The chemical formula is: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6. It occurs in granite pegmatites and detrital black sands. It is commonly partially amorphous due to radiation damage.
Additional recommended knowledge
It was first described in 1870 and named for From the Greek (εΰζευος), hospitable or friendly to strangers, in allusion to the many rare elements that it contains.
It is found in many locations worldwide, notably its type locality in Jolster, Sondfjord, Norway. Other locations include include the Ural Mountains of Russia; Sweden; Minas Gerais, Brazil; Ampangabe, Madagascar; Ontario, Canada; and in Arizona, Wyoming and Colorado in the U. S. A.
Euxenite is used as an ore of the rare earth elements it contains. Rare large crystals have also been used in jewelry.
Categories: Calcium minerals | Thorium minerals | Uranium minerals | Lanthanide minerals | Niobium minerals | Tantalum minerals | Titanium minerals | Oxide minerals
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Euxenite". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|