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Ancylite

Carbonate mineral

Ancylite is a group of hydrous strontium carbonate minerals and minor amounts of other rare-earth elements. The composition is Sr(Ce,La)(CO3)2(OH)·H2O with ancylite-Ce enriched in cerium and ancylite-La in lanthanum.

Ancylite was first described in 1899 for an occurrence in the Narsarsuk pegmatite and named from the Greek αυκιλος for curved in reference to its rounded or distorted crystal form.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Orange
Brown
Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic