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Aeschynite-(Nd)

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Aeschynite-(Nd) is a rare earth mineral of neodymium, titanium , and hydrogen with formula: (Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6. Its name comes from the Greek word for "shame". Its Mohs scale rating is 5 to 6. It is a member of the hydroxide minerals.

It was first reported for an occurrence in Bayan Obo Inner Mongolia in 1982. In that rare earth mining deposit it occurs in veins and slate , riebeckite, phlogopite

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