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Aeschynite-(Y)

Oxide mineral

Aeschynite-(Y) (or Aeschinite-(Y), Aeschynite-(Yt), Blomstrandine, Priorite) is a rare earth mineral , calcium, niobium with formula: (Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6. Its name comes from the Greek word for "shame". Its Mohs scale rating is 5 to 6.

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic

Radioactive

Radioactive