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bastnaesite

or bastnäsite

[bast-nuh-sahyt] /ˈbæst nəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare-earth mineral, fluorocarbonate of lanthanum and cerium, with a waxy-yellow to reddish-brown color, commonly associated with zinc ores.
Origin of bastnaesite
named after Bastnäs, mine in Sweden; see -ite1
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bastnaesite

/ˈbæstnəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare yellow to reddish-brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of fluorine and several lanthanide metals. It occurs in association with zinc and is a source of the lanthanides. Formula: LaFCO3
Word Origin
C19: from Swedish bastnäsit, after Bastnäs, Sweden, where it was found
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