- a rare, brownish-black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium.
Origin of euxenite
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The rare earth metals are found in the minerals gadolinite, samarskite, fergusonite, euxenite and cerite.
The element is of extremely rare occurrence, being met with only in argyrodite and, to a very small extent, in euxenite.
- a rare brownish-black mineral containing erbium, cerium, uranium, columbium, and yttrium
C19: from Greek euxenos hospitable (literally: well-disposed to strangers), from eu- + xenos stranger; from its containing a number of rare elements
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