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Not to mention rare elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and neodymium, essential to modern technology and commanding high prices.Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Could Be a Bonanza—or Lead to Disaster|Dr. Cheryl Benard|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nitrates of cerium have been described, as have also phosphates, carbonates and a carbide.
Cerium is detected by giving with borax a bead which is yellow in the oxidising, and colourless in the reducing flame.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
After that came a lot of experimenting—covering the wire with oxide of cerium and a number of other things.Historic Inventions|Rupert S. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for cerium
Word Origin for cerium
Word Origin and History for cerium
element, first isolated in pure form in 1875, named for ceria, the name of the earth from which it was taken, which was discovered in 1803 and named by Berzelius and Hissinger for Ceres, the minor planet, which had been discovered in 1801 and named for the Roman goddess Ceres.